National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health 2023 Call for Proposals
Deadline for submitting letters of intent: 5 January 2023
Deadline for submitting complete proposals: 6 April 2023
Please note that in the case of any discrepancy between the English and French versions of this document, the French version shall prevail.
OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMME
The French National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health (PNR EST) is financed by ANSES with funds from the Ministries of the Environment, Labour, Health and Agriculture, and also involves several co-funding partners, including ADEME and ITMO Cancer from the AVIESAN Alliance. For this 2023 edition of the PNR EST, additional funding will be allocated by ANSES to finance research projects on air quality, and by the Ministry in charge of the Environment to finance research projects on endocrine disruptors. Moreover, further funding from the Ministry in charge of the Environment will finance projects on the health effects of radiofrequencies.
The PNR EST promotes knowledge production in support of public policymaking for environmental and occupational health and safety, for the benefit of public health, and contributes to its dissemination to stakeholders. This programme has a leading role in fostering interactions within the scientific community, which helps ANSES mobilise researchers for its collective expert appraisals of health risks.
This programme results in the issue of calls for proposals. Two calls will be funded in 2023: this one, of a general nature, covering a wide area and including, for the sixth year running, a budget devoted to research on endocrine disruptors; and a second call dedicated to the theme "radiofrequencies and health".
OVERVIEW OF THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
This call for research proposals (CRP), issued each year, aims to motivate scientific communities to conduct research in the fields of environmental and occupational health and to develop new methods and tools at all stages of risk assessments for health or ecosystems, particularly in order to document research issues raised by the relevant ministries and government agencies. Particular interest is paid to research topics whose results can be used rapidly by public policymakers and will lead to sustainable progress in the area of human health, in the general population or in the workplace, or in the preservation or restoration of different ecosystems. These research projects should be able to contribute to a better understanding of issues that are now identified as critical and important: those of multiple exposure, characterisation of the exposome and its effects on health (including in the long term), impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss, improving risk assessment methods and including socio-economic dimensions and systemic approaches, or impact assessment methods such as multi-criteria analysis. Research projects are selected based on their originality and scientific quality and should strengthen knowledge, in particular, on critical points in the assessment or management of risks to health or ecosystems, with the ultimate goal being to inform decision-makers in support of public policymaking in the field.
At the national level, this call for research proposals supplements other calls published in 2022 and/or for 2023. These include:
- ANR calls for proposals (see the ANR 2022 action plan)
- Ecophyto calls for proposals
- ADEME calls for research proposals:
- AQACIA, Air quality improvement: understanding, innovating, acting: https://agirpourlatransition.ademe.fr/entreprises/aides-financieres/20220720/aqacia-2022-preserver-qualite-lair-monde-transition closing date set for 30 November 2022.
- GESIPOL 4oCT Integrated management of polluted soil: https://agirpourlatransition.ademe.fr/entreprises/aides-financieres/20220719/recherche-gestion-integree-sites-pollues-gesipol closing date 8 December 2022
- Call for thesis applications: opened in the first quarter of 2023
- IMPACTS, Impact of interactions between pollutants on humans and their environment, will be launched at the end of the year.
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National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health 2023 Call for Proposals (PDF)