Allotment notification

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

From 15/11/2021 to 06/01/2022

On 15 November 2021, ANSES issued 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 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 2022 call for projects 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 for ecosystems and quality of 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. For this 2022 edition of the PNR EST, additional funding will be allocated by ANSES to finance research projects on air quality, and by the Ministry of the Environment to finance research projects on endocrine disruptors.

The 2022 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 projects and the research questions

The scope and conditions are described in the text of the CRP. 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 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 2022 applications will be operational in mid-November 2021.  

Provisional timetable for the call

  • 15 November 2021: Opening of the call.
  • 6 January 2022 at noon: Deadline for submitting letters of intent.
  • February 2022: Dissemination of the first selection result, based on the letters of intent, to project managers.  
  • 7 April 2022 at noon: Deadline for submitting complete applications.
  • September 2022: Publication of the final selection results.


Letters of intent must be submitted online by the scientific project managers no later than 6 January 2022 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 7 April 2022 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) Then through a certificate confirming submission, which is issued by the platform after the application is submitted. This certificate should be returned by the project sponsor electronically, with all required signatures, no later than 10 May 2022.
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 CRP’s support unit by e-mail or, if needed, by telephone at: +33 (0)1 56 29 52 86 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.