RESEARCH IN GROUPS
As part of a new ERCOM (European Research Centres on Mathematics) joint collaboration, International Research in Groups (IRiGs) enables small groups of researchers to meet for a project lasting 2 to 4 weeks in total, distributed over a period of maximum 18 months, and hosted at two of the centres.
IRiGs is intended to encourage intense periods of research involving small groups of international researchers on a well-defined project. The international dimension of the scheme supports the project by distributing the time involved, thereby (for example) enabling the participation of researchers with caring responsibilities or allowing a different pattern of activity more appropriate to the project.
Proposals: If you would like Cirm to be your first centre, please submit your proposal through the current Research in Pairs call. In the last section, please mention the other centre and broken down costs for each host institute separately. If there are significant differences in the amounts requested then the co-ordinating centre should be the one from which most resource is requested. Proposers are encouraged to contact all potential host institutions to ensure that space is available on the requested dates.
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Research in Pairs / IRiGs at Cirm enable researchers to focus on specific projects, such as putting the final touches to an article or a book, working on a specific problem, starting a collaboration etc.
The application should describe in details what the objectives are and why this meeting could bring in some new developments regarding the chosen project.
Teams can gather up to 4 people ; up to 3 participants from outside the local area are totally subsidized for board and lodging at the centre.
Cirm insists on welcoming groups who are international, of all genders and with diverse experience (i.e a mixture of early career researchers and more mature researchers).
Research in Pairs/IRiGs usually last 1 or 2 weeks - and exceptionally up to 3 weeks. This may depend on the content of the programme and on vacancies at Cirm at the chosen period.
Applications are open all year round but note that this type of event runs alongside one or more larger events such as conferences or workshops. The calendar gets filled up quickly and Cirm cannot host more than two research in pairs/ IRiGs per month in general.
Each proposal is studied by members of Cirm's International Scientific Committee. A decision is usually made within 4 weeks after receiving the proposal.
If the proposal is successful, the application is forwarded to the second institute and, once agreed, the Event Coordinator contacts the main proposer to find suitable dates.
Research in pairs / IRiGs follow the same pattern as other events and run from a Sunday night / or Monday morning to the following Friday (for one week) or to the Friday two weeks later (in the case of a two-week event).
CIRM has studios onsite with cooking facilities dedicated to this type of events, especially those lasting two weeks. Bedrooms may also be used in the case of a one-week event.
Letters of confirmation and letters for visa applications can be provided upon request (more here).
Facilities include a seminar room adapted to the size of your group, blackboard or whiteboard / video-projection equipment / 24/7 access to Cirm’s extensive library / Free photocopying, scan, printing, Wifi, coffee breaks / Access to all facilities at Cirm including the lounge bar.
GUIDELINES FOR PLACING A PROPOSAL
Proposals for 2020 can be sent at any time
Unless specified otherwise, please note that all sections should be completed in English
This is what we will ask you for:
This programme will be launched in a future call