Research in Pairs 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.

Teams of up to 4 people can apply to hold a Research in Pairs at CIRM (3 non-local participants can be totally subsidized for board and lodging). The application should describe in details what the objectives are and why this meeting could bring in some new developments regarding the chosen project. An up-to-date CV of each participant should be provided.

Research in Pairs can last from 1 to 2 weeks and exceptionally up to 3 weeks, depending on the content of the programme and on vacancies at CIRM.

  • Subsidized board and lodging for up to 3 non-local participants.
  • 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.
  • Each proposal is sent and studied by CIRM’s International Scientific Committee. A decision is usually made within 4 weeks after receiving a proposal.
  • If the proposal is successful, the Events Coordinator will contact you to make suggestions for dates according to your suggestion and the centre’s vacancies.
  • Research in pairs follow the same pattern as other events and usually run from a Sunday night to the following Friday (for one week) or to the Friday two weeks later (in the case of a two-week event).
  • CIRM will try its best to accommodate you in a studio onsite but, if none are available, you will be hosted in a bedroom but given access to cooking facilities for the week-ends.
  • Letters of confirmation and letters for visa applications will be provided upon request (more here )
  • Seminar room adapted to the size of your group, blackboard / whiteboard / videoprojection equipment available / 24/7 access to CIRM’s extensive library / Free photocopying, scan, printing, Wifi, coffee breaks / Access to all facilities at CIRM including lounge bar.
IRiGs at CIRM follow the same general
pattern as Research in Pairs

Proposals can be sent at any time

Unless specified otherwise, please note that all sections should be completed in English
Note that you will have to complete some sections online. Other parts will ask you to upload one pdf file per type of information requested.
You can fill in the application in various steps. You can save, leave the application and then come back later, until the deadline. Please remember to save on a regular basis. The form can be filled in by several of the participants.

  • Select the MSC codes relevant to your event from the list.
  • Upload a detailed description stating the scientific goals, purpose and value of the event – about one A4-page (pdf file).
  • Upload a descriptive summary, with a title, in English (this will serve to prepare the website prepared by Cirm for your event, and will be used on various documents advertizing the event) – about 20 lines (pdf file).
  • Upload a descriptive summary, with a title, in French (this will serve to prepare the website prepared by Cirm for your event, and will be used on various documents advertizing the event) – about 20 lines (pdf file). If this is difficult, please upload the same description and we will help with the translation.
  • Fill in the list of participants (full names, countries, affiliations, email addresses).
  • Upload the Curriculum Vitaes – Resumes of each participant involved (pdf file).
  • (Optional) You may upload a list of books that would be useful to your group to be prepared / displayed by the library team during your event (pdf file).
  • (Optional) You may upload any additional information that may be relevant to your application (pdf file). In particular, applicants for IRiGs (International Research in Groups) should give details here about the second centre they wish to involve, the subsidy requested etc.


To find out more about Research in Pairs, please contact
the Events Coordinator


  Olivia Barbarroux
  Events Coordinator
  Contact: +33 (0)4 91 83 30 03
  Fax: +33 (0)4 91 41 27 86

To find out more about International Research in Groups, please contact the International Coordinator