Gathering between 10 and 40 participants, these 4 or 5-day medium-size events enable participants to focus on a specific area. They run alongside other workshops or larger events. The format is particularly well-adapted to projects funded for example by the CNRS Groupements de recherche (GDR) or by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). They can also be the perfect way to organize a celebratory event (e.g. "Lagrange Days" or "30 Years of Wavelets").
Contrary to larger conferences and schools that need to be scheduled two years before they take place, proposals for workshops can be received at any time. A decision is made within 4-6 weeks and specific dates are then arranged directly with the organizers.
Funding: External funding must be sought for the whole duration of the event. There is no special subsidy from CIRM. The cost of a week at CIRM is around 550 euros per participant.
RESEARCH IN PAIRS
Research in Pairs (2 to 4 people) enable researchers to work together on specific projects such as putting the final touches to a paper or a book, studying a new problem, setting up a collaboration etc. These events last on average 1 to 2 weeks (exceptionally 3 weeks), subject to the need of the project and to room vacancies at CIRM.
Contrary to larger conferences and schools that need to be scheduled two years before they take place, proposals for research in pairs can be received at any time. A decision is made within 6 weeks weeks by the scientific committee and specific dates are then arranged directly with the applicants.
Funding: Board and lodging at CIRM is granted by CIRM for up to 3 participants from outside the Marseille region for a maximum of 2 weeks. Additional participants and local participants need to be supported by external funds.
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IN GROUPS (IRiGs)
As part of a new ERCOM (European Research Centres on Mathematics) joint collaboration, International Research in Groups (IRiGs) enable 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: Proposals should be submitted through the current Research in Pairs/ Groups existing programme of one of the institutions, with costs broken down 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.
Funding at CIRM: Board and lodging at CIRM is granted for up to 3 participants from outside the Marseille region for a maximum of 2 weeks. Additional participants and local participants will need to be supported by external funds.
CONFERENCES & RESEARCH SCHOOLS
Large conferences and research schools lasting 5 days (Monday-Friday) and gathering between 60 and 90 people are CIRM's traditional type of events. Research schools should welcome at least 50% young researchers. The aim is to give researchers the opportunity to present and discuss recent research results, initiate future collaborative projects and cross-fertilize ideas.
Selection by CIRM's international scientific committee is based on online proposals. Each year 35 such events are organized and average participation is around 75 people.
Funding: Selected applications are granted a subsidy by CIRM in the shape of "CIRM Days" (free board and lodging at the centre for 5 days for up to 40 people - as long as the event reaches at least 60 participants). Additional external funding should be found to cover additional participants, who can also support themselves. The cost of a week at CIRM is around 540 euros per participant.
MULTI-YEAR PROGRAMMES : one week at CIRM guaranteed for several years
Many scientific projects need time to grow and achieve results. Bearing this in mind, CIRM has developed this programme to give teams the opportunity to stage a one-week event several years in a row.
Proposals should fit into one of these two areas:
Funding: This type of programme does not get special subsidy from CIRM. External funding must therefore be found for the whole duration of the project. The cost of a week at CIRM is around 550 euros per participant.
CIRM-AMU THEMATIC MONTH (JOINT PROGRAMME CIRM & AIX-MARSEILLE UNIVERSITY)
Every February, CIRM and Aix-Marseille University (AMU) stage a 4 or 5-week "Thematic Month" devoted to one particular area (Statistics, Probability, Cryptography, Dynamical Systems etc.). This thematic session features conferences as well as research schools. This special month is sometimes coupled with the general topic of the Jean-Morlet Chair taking place that particular semester, thus allowing exchanges, co-funding opportunities and a larger international presence.
Funding: Selected applications are granted a subsidy by CIRM in the shape of "CIRM Days" (free board and lodging at the centre for 5 days for up to 40 people - as long as the event reaches at least 60 participants). Note that CIRM may choose to support all weeks in a Thematic Month or only some of them. This depends on the overall budget and must be checked with the Event and Budget Officers. Additional external funding must be found to cover additional participants, who can also support themselves. The cost of a week at CIRM is around 550 euros.
CIRM-IHP PROGRAMME (JOINT PROGRAMME CIRM & INSTITUT HENRI POINCARE)
As part of the LABEX Carmin initiative, each year CIRM reserves two weeks in its calendar in order to stage the introductory weeks to full trimester programmes taking place at Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP), Paris. This programme benefits from a pre-selection made by the IHP. The second step of the application is to present a well-defined proposal online for final evaluation and selection by CIRM's international scientific committee.
Funding: Selected applications are granted a subsidy by CIRM in the shape of "CIRM Days" (free board and lodging at the centre for 5 days for up to 40 people - as long as the event reaches at least 60 participants). Additional external funding should be found to cover additional participants, who can also support themselves. The cost of a week at CIRM is around 550 euros per participant.
CIRM-SMAI PROGRAMME: CEMRACS
Each year, for a duration of six weeks, CIRM is home to a summer school programme which is proposed, organized and funded by SMAI (the French Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society). The CEMRACS is a summer school programme in "Advanced research in scientific calculation".
The application is prepared with SMAI then a well-defined online proposal must be submitted to CIRM to be evaluated by our own international scientific committee. An additional oral presentation and discussion with the scientific committee takes place 12 to 18 months before the start of the summer programme.
Funding: Partial funding from CIRM. Additional external funding must be found for the whole duration of the project. The cost of a week at CIRM is around 550 euros per participant.
CIRM- SMF PROGRAMME
(JOINT PROGRAMME CIRM & Société Mathématique de France)
The French Mathematical Society proposes to fund two distinct weeks per year. The format is determined each year by the SMF in a call for proposals that is published on their website. http://smf.emath.fr/
To qualify for this support, proposals should meet the following requirements:
- Mini-courses during the 5 days of the event
- Give priority to PhD students , Postdocs and ERCs by allowing them to present a talk (or at least a poster)
- Some of the organizers should be members of the SMF
The proposal must also be evaluated and accepted by CIRM's international scientific committee.
Funding: The SMF may fund up to fifty per cent of participants, with a maximal number of supported participants equal to 20. The cost of a week at CIRM is around 550 euros per participant.
Two such events should be funded each year for dates in January and September.
These weeks are primarily aimed at groups of professionals working with mathematicians on a day-to-day basis, such as the CNRS Groupement de Services (GDS) that include the "RNBM" (Maths Librarians), "MATHRICE" (Maths IT), and "AUDIMATH" (Maths outreach and dissemination). They can also include groups of teachers working in "Classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles".
NB: CIRM is of course open to other groups wishing to host institutional weeks, whether they come from France or from abroad. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Event Coordinator.
Funding: Partial subsidy by CIRM (exact amount to be negotiated with the Event and Budget Offices). Additional external funding must be found. The cost of a week at CIRM is around 550 euros per participant.
AN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN A FOREIGN-BASED RESEARCHER AND A LOCAL PROJECT LEADER
THE JEAN-MORLET CHAIR
CIRM created this semester-long programme in order to extend its cooperation with international researchers, offering them the opportunity to hold a a six-month residential position, during which they collaborate with a local project leader from Aix-Marseille University or from the FRUMAM Maths Federation. Each semester focuses on a different area of mathematical sciences while following a similar general structure that combines the organization of at least 4 scientific events (2 large events and up to 4 smaller events) with a programme of invitations aimed at attracting international researchers to Provence. The online proposal is evaluated by CIRM's international scientific committee. An oral presentation also takes place if the project is selected.
Funding: The Chair benefits from specific funding from various sponsors (exact details on the dedicated website). Holders are also requested to look for additional international co-funders and, to this end, can benefit from administrative support from the International Coordinator.
THE INTERFACE PROGRAMME
'TRANSFERRING KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED IN ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS TO THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC WORLD IN ORDER TO PROMOTE SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION IN INDUSTRY'.
INTERFACE is an original programme of acquisition & discussion of tools and concepts in mathematical, computer and digital sciences, that are pertinent to potential users in industry: modelling, simulation, optimization. Sessions last 2 to 4 days, in full on-site immersion at CIRM. CIRM mobilizes its network of high-level mathematicians to offer short programmes for industry professionals.
Aims and objectives: