The FSMP Chairs

The Research Chair allows outstanding foreign scientists to be hosted in one or several laboratories affiliated to the Foundation. Applications in all fields of mathematical sciences are eligible.

Who is able to apply ?

Applications to the FSMP Chairs are open to all mathematicians or computer scientists of french or foreign nationality ( Associate Professor, Professor , research director, etc.) The scientists from the Foundation's laboratories cannot apply.

All subjects of pure or applied mathematics and theoretical computer science can be elected.


The duration of the FSMP chair can be from 4 until 12 months maximum. (It can be split into 2 academic years)

Salary and Budget

Each laureate receives a net monthly salary between €4 700 and €6 200 (depending on the candidate profile). 

They are as well given a budget dedicated to scientific activities (workshops, symposium, etc.)

If the the laureates of this program work for a french university or french research institution, the terms of the stay as the FSMP chair will be settled according to the institution of origin.

The laureates will enjoy social cover and health insurance.

Each laureate must give a 20 hours course at a doctoral level. He/She can organise at the end of the stay a scientific workshop.


Applications are made online. The call for academic year 2017-2018 will be open from October 1st until December 10th.

Click here to appy.

Document to provide during the application process :
- Curriculum vitae (with list of publications)
- Description of the courses
- Letter of application

- Planned research project
- Recommendation letters (Step 4 of the application) : do not forget to mention the e-mail address of the researchers who wish to send recommendation letters. They will receive an automatic email to upload their letter.

Besides the quality of applications, we also expect from applicants to specify :
ow their project will contribute, in the host laboratory-ies,  to develop a new scientific activity, and with whom they plan to interact with most of the time.


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Click here for more information about the laureates of our previous chairs (Junior, Foundation Research Chair, Foundation's Prize)

2016 Laureates

According to a FSMP et la FMJH project, the jury of the program selected Sorin Popa from the University of California. Professor Popa's research interests are Functional Analysis and Operator Algebras, Subfactor Theory, Ergodic Theory, Group Theory. Sorin Popa is going to spend 6 months at IMJ-PRG and in different laboratories in Saclay.

Click here for more information about his 2016 and 2017 activities.

Radu Laza, 6 months at DMA and Collège de France
Associate professor at Stony Brook University, his research interest are: Algebraic Geometry, esp. moduli problems, degenerations, singularities, special classes of varieties (K3s, Calabi-Yau, Hyperkahler manifolds).