Call for research project

PNR EST call for research proposals on the topic “Environmental and Occupational Health”

From 16/10/2023 to 07/12/2023

On 16 October 2023, ANSES issued its 2024 call for research proposals 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 policy-making. It takes into account the research priorities of the national environmental health, occupational health and cancer plans.

The PNR EST aims to encourage scientific communities to produce data of use in the different phases of health risk assessment, thereby bringing research and scientific expert appraisal closer together. The 2024 call for proposals focuses on the assessment and analysis of environmental risks to human health, in the general and worker populations. It will also support projects on risks to ecosystems and quality of environmental media. It is focused on research questions raised by ANSES, the ministries and State agencies involved in these topics.

This call for proposals is being financed by ANSES from budgets delegated by the Ministries in charge of the Environment, Labour, Health and Agriculture, together with several co-funding partners, including ADEME and ITMO Cancer from the Aviesan alliance.

For this 2024 edition of the PNR EST, additional funding will be allocated by the Ministry in charge of the Environment to finance research projects on endocrine disruptors.


The 2024 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.

It involves two committees. The first includes researchers in charge of the scientific evaluation and selection of projects. The second, made up of funding bodies, the ministries concerned and other stakeholders, decides the list of projects to be financed from those selected by the scientific committee.


The call for proposals and the research questions

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

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 red.


Project submission terms

Letters of intent and complete applications must be submitted using the Research and Scientific Watch platform: http://recherche.anses.fr

The platform for the submission of 2024 applications will be operational in mid-October 2023.  


Provisional timetable for the call

  • 16 October 2023: Opening of the call.
  • 7 December 2023 at noon: Deadline for submitting letters of intent.
  • End of January 2024: Project coordinators informed of the first selection results, based on the letters of intent.  
  • 14 March 2024 at noon: Deadline for submitting complete applications.
  • September 2024: Publication of the final selection results.


Letters of intent must be submitted online by the scientific project managers no later than 7 December 2023 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 14 March 2024 at noon, French time. The time of the submission deadline must be respected. Acknowledge of receipt of electronic applications will be automatically sent to the scientific project managers.

2) Then through a certificate confirming receipt, which is issued by the platform after the application is submitted. This certificate should be returned by the project coordinator electronically, with all required signatures, no later than 4 April 2024.

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 the Research Funding Unit by email (by clicking here) or, if needed, by telephone at: +33 (0)1 49 77 23 02 or +33 (0)1 56 29 18 88

Practical recommendations

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


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