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Cirm’ s offer for all programmes:

  • Your turnkey event: the organization is taken care of by Cirm (website, registration, etc.)
  • Several work and conference rooms, with a complete audiovisual ecosystem (possibility of recording presentations, live broadcasting (other rooms for large events, YouTube Lives, etc.), videoconferencing for hybrid events, etc.
  • All-inclusive stay for participants outside Aix-Marseille: single rooms, studios for long stays, full board, Bouillabaisse on Thursday evening, coffee/tea breaks, etc.
  • 24/7 access to Cirm library. Self-service periodicals and newspapers
  • Strict application of the sanitary rules in place.


Two such events are to be funded each year (January and September). 
This joint SMF-CIRM project will fund one-week conferences satisfying the following requirements:

  • Several mini-courses have to be scheduled
  • PhD and Post-doctoral students, as well as young researchers are proposed to give a talk or to present a poster
  • At least one organizer has to be a member of the SMF.

Selection process

  • Deadline: 10/10/2022
  • Applications will be considered firstly by the Scientific Council of the SMF, then evaluated by CIRM’s international Scientific Committee.


  • SMF may fund up to fifty per cent of the participants, with a maximal number of supported participants equal to 20.
  • Organizers will need to find additional external funds.

5 days – 40 to 80 participants

Selection criteria for conferences and schools:

The Cirm Scientific Committee examines all applications.  The selected conferences and schools are judged on their scientific value and must be at the cutting edge of recent developments. Interdisciplinarity is also important as well as international influence: conferences and schools must be influential in their field and attract participants from all over the world. The Cirm Scientific Committee will also be very attentive to a gender balance, both in the organizing and scientific committees, and in the number of participants and speakers.
The presence of young researchers in the conferences is also a major criterion.




DEADLINE : 10 October 2022


The evaluation of the applications is made by the Scientific Committee which includes 20 members (in parity): 10 from French institutions and 10 from foreign institutions. For this reason, information is requested mainly in English. You will be guided through the online submission process and will be asked to submit a pdf file for some sections, or fill in other sections directly online.

The proposal can be submitted in several steps. You can exit the application and return later up until the deadline. Be sure to save regularly.

Do not hesitate to contact the Events Coordinator with any questions or problems.
The same form can be filled out by multiple organizers.

A technical problem? Contact the IT department

Important dates:

  •  July 2022: opening of the online tender
  • 10/10/2022: deadline for submitting applications online
  • 21/11/2022: evaluation of the proposals by the Cirm International Scientific Committee. The Organizing Committee will have the result in the week following the Scientific Committee meeting. If the meeting is selected, a date will be finalized in the calendar with the Events Coordinator.
  • Spring 2023: the holders of the selected files will receive the necessary information for the organization of their future event, as well as a calendar of actions.
  • Spring 2023: A bilingual mini website is developed by CIRM for the event, based on the information entered in the proposal. Once the website is online, interested participants will be able to start pre-registering for the event. 
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