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 2018-2019 will be open from October 1st until December 10th 2017.

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)

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/PSL 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