THE AIM: TO GIVE RESEARCH SOME TIME
Many scientific projects need time to achieve results. The aim of this new programme is to offer organizers an opportunity to share advances on a common project by taking stock once or twice a year, during a key week at CIRM, and do this for several years in a row.
Two multi-year programmes are open:
The 'Propose a Multi-year programme' page will give you more details on what to include in a proposal, as well as an access to the online application form.
CIRM's international Scientific Committee will study proposals, either during one of their bi-annual meetings or at a special dedicated meeting. Joint agreements will then be signed between the selected proposers and CIRM. One year before the first event is to take place, an oral presentation will happen in front of the Scientific Committee, in order to fine-tune the project.
Multi-year programme 1:
« Mathematics »
The main objective of this programme is to undertake research in all ambitious areas of mathematics and IT, whether they fall into pure research or applied research. The team of investigators will gather mathematicians and/or computer scientists.
Multi-year programme 2:
« Mathematics in interaction »
For cross-disciplinary projects.
The main objective of this programme is to develop mathematical tools in cooperation with other sciences (physics, medicine, biology, economics etc.) in order to meet current and future societal challenges. The proposal must have an equal number of maths specialists and experts in other disciplines.
These programmes will benefit from brand new infrastructure (a new, large seminar room with filming equipment for groups of 50-100, another smaller seminar room gathering up to 30 people, additional new bedrooms, extended restaurant). All of these new facilities should be available at CIRM from late 2018.
The format chosen for this programme is quite flexible, both in the type and number of events. It can include conferences, research schools but also thematic sessions and smaller groups. Proposers are encouraged to submit other formats if they suit the event better. The organisation of two events in the same year will also be possible.
These programmes will need to be funded from external sources, such as ERC grants, ANR funds, NSF support, etc. The general idea is to have the opportunity for proposers to stage a recurrent event for at least two years and have the chance to use CIRM as a base, making logistical issues such as hospitality and catering much easier to plan.