The FSMP Chairs

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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 a scientific workshop.


Application are submited online. the call for academic year 2019-2020 will be open from October 1st until December 10th 2018.

Click here to apply online.

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 :
How 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 all the aureates of the FSMP chairs (Junior, Foundation Research Chair, Foundation's Prize)

2018 laureates

Giovanni Forni, accueilli 6 mois à l'IMJ-PRG et au LAGA. Professeur à l'université du Maryland, son thème de recherche porte sur les systèmes dynamiques


Dans le cadre d'une chaire conjointe FSMP/PSL, Christian Schmeiser, accueilli 4 mois (2 mois par la FSMP et 2 mois par PSL). Il travaillera en collaboration avec le LJLL, CEREMADE, DMA, IMJ et Inria. Professeur à la Faculté de Mathématiques de l'Université de Vienne, sa spécialité porte sur les équations aux dérivées partielles non linéaires.


Uri Zwick, accueilli 4 mois à l'IRIF et au DI-ENS. Professeur à la Blavatnik School of Computer Science (Université de Tel Aviv), il est notamment reconnu pour ses travaux sur les algorithmes de graphes, en particulier sur les distances entre les graphes et sur la tehcnique de codage des couleurs pour l'isomorphisme sous-graphique.