The FSMP Chairs

The Research Chair intends to host outstanding foreign scientists to be hosted in one or several laboratories affiliated to the Foundation. Applications in all fields of mathematical sciences and fundamental computer science are eligible.

Who can apply ?

Any application for the FSMP Chairs relating to mathematical sciences of computer science is eligible, either for French or non-French citizens. (Associate Professor, Professor , research director, etc.) Scientists from the Foundation's laboratories cannot apply.

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

Length of Residency

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

Salary and Budget

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

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

If the the laureates of this program work for a french university or french research institution, the terms of the residency are agreed by the home institution.

The laureates are provided with appropriate social security cover and health insurance.

Each laureate must give a 20 hours course at a doctoral level. They can organise a scientific conference at the end of the residency.


Applications are submitted online. The call for academic year 2018-2019 will be open from October 1st until December 10th 2017.

Click here to appy.

Document to provide for the application process :
- Curriculum vitae (including list of publications)
- Course description
- 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 with a link to submit 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 holders of our previous chairs (Junior, Foundation Research Chair, Foundation's Prize)

2017 Laureates


Eva Miranda, accueillie 6 mois au CEREMADE et à l'IMCCE, en collaboration avec le LAGA et l'IMJ
Professeure associée à la Universitat de Barcelona Politècnica de Catalunya. Son thème de recherche porte sur la Géométrie Symplectique et de Poisson.

Dans le cadre d'une opération FSMP/ENS-DMA, Timothy Gowers (Médaillé Fields en 1998, Royal Society 2010 Anniversary Research Professor à l'Université de Cambridge) sera accueilli 1 année. Il travaillera avec les équipes de l'IMJ, le DMA et l'IRIF. Ses thèmes de recherche sont, entre autres, la combinatoire et la théorie des nombres, la géométrie des espaces de Banach