Call for research project

PNR-EST call for research projects on the topic "Environmental and Occupational Health"

From 22/11/2018 to 10/01/2019

On 22 November 2018, ANSES launched a call for research projects (CRP) on the topic “Environmental and Occupational Health”.

Issued within the framework of the National Research Programme for Environmental and Occupational Health (PNR-EST), the aim of this call is to support public policymaking. It takes into account the research priorities of the national plans for Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Cancer and Ecophyto.

The PNR-EST aims to motivate the scientific community to produce useful data at all stages of health risk assessment and thus to bring research and scientific expert appraisal closer together. The 2019 call for projects focuses on the assessment and analysis of environmental risks to human health, in the general and worker populations. It also supports projects on risks to ecosystems and the quality of different environments. It is focused on research questions raised by ANSES, the ministries and State agencies involved in these topics.

This call for projects is being financed by ANSES from budgets delegated by the Ministries of the Environment, Agriculture and Labour, together with several co-funding partners, including ADEME and ITMO Cancer from the AVIESAN alliance as part of the "Cancer Plan". It also benefits from credits under the Ecophyto II Plan. For this 2019 call, the Ministry of the Environment allocates additional funds dedicated to projects focusing on endocrine disruptors.

The 2019 selection process will be divided into two stages:

  • an initial selection on the basis of letters of intent,
  • a second round of selection based on complete applications.

The call for projects and the research questions

The scope and conditions are described in the text of the call for research projects. It is accompanied by a list of research questions that have been identified as priority areas for potential users of this research.

Note that certain questions are being given precedence this year as they are of key importance for the steering committee or relate to priorities of the co-funding partners. They are highlighted in bold.


Project submission terms

Letters of intent and complete applications must be submitted online:


The platform for 2019 applications has been operational since date November 2018.


Provisional timetable for the call

  • November 2018:Opening of the call.
  • 8 January 2019 at noon:Deadline for submitting letters of intent.

Attention: The deadline for submission of letters of intent was delayed to the 10 January at noon French time

  • End of February 2019:Dissemination of the first selection result, based on the letters of intent, to project managers.  
  • 28 March 2019 at noon:Deadline for submitting complete applications.
  • September 2019:Publication of the final selection results.


Letters of intent must be submitted online by the scientific project managers no later than 8 January 2019 at noon, French time.

Attention: The deadline for submission of letters of intent was delayed to the 10 January at noon French time

For those whose letters of intent are selected, complete applications must be submitted by the scientific project managers:

1) Online, no later than 02 April 2019 at noon, French time
The time of the submission deadline must be respected.
Acknowledgement of receipt of electronic applications will be automatically sent to the scientific project managers.

2) The certificate that confirms receipt of the application, is available on the platform once the application has been submitted. A paper copy of this certificate, with all required signatures, must then be sent by post to the following address no later than 23 May 2019:

APR EST 2019

14 rue Pierre et Marie Curie
F-94701 MAISONS-ALFORT cedex


Applications that are incomplete, received after the deadline or do not fulfil the eligibility criteria will not be evaluated.

For administrative or scientific information, please contact CRP support by e-mail (click here) or, if needed, by telephone at: +33 (0)1 56 29 18 88 or 52 86

Practical recommendations

  • Before submission of the letter of intent or the full project, carefully read the text of the call, and in particular the "project eligibility criteria" section, the annexes including the list of research questions and the chargeable expenses.
  • Once finalised, submit the letter or the full project to ANSES online (remember to click on the "soumettre" button). You are strongly advised not to wait until the deadline.