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Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris

The Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris (FSMP) is a network of excellence that federates the main laboratories of mathematics and fundamental computer science in central and northern Paris.

It is the largest concentration of mathematicians in the world. Its scientific spectrum encompasses all mathematics, from pure mathematics to the most applied, including fundamental computer science.


  • Proposes and funds programs for research and training in mathematics and fundamental computer science
  • Organizes scientific events
  • Works to disseminate mathematics to the media, the general public, the economic and industrial world.
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Scientific stays for PhD students

The Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris finances, for doctoral students who are members of a laboratory affiliated with the foundation, scientific research stays in external laboratories (French or foreign) for periods from 1 to 3 months.

Procedures to benefit from this program

The application will come from the doctoral student.
The Foundation will take over the cost of transportation and accommodation, with receipts, depending on the destination.
The Foundation does not support expenses related to the stay of doctoral students in their co-supervision or co-tutoring laboratory.
Regarding the costs of PhD students' stays as part of the compulsory mobility of COFUND program MathInParis2020: the request must be made to their laboratory/doctoral school. In exceptional circumstances, PhD students may apply to the FSMP for assistance after having provided proof that their laboratory/doctoral school is not financing their stay.

The application file will include :

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a presentation of the thesis topic,
  • the scientific research program of the stay,
  • a letter from the scientific sponsor of the external host laboratory,
  • a reasoned opinion from the thesis director,
  • the visa of the director of the laboratory,
  • a financial plan (estimate of the cost of the stay).

The filing of the application is done online

  • To apply for funding, click here
  • A copy of the application file will be sent to the director of the doctoral school
  • The selection will be made by the steering commitee of the foundation.
  • The response time is less than two months.

Apply for funding

To apply for funding for doctoral students : Click here

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Scientific stays of the Fondation Pierre Ledoux

Several scientific stays per year are offered by the Fondation Pierre Ledoux under the same conditions as those offered by the FSMP, with a preference for stays in emerging countries : South America, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Africa,... and Russia.

Upcoming CP exam dates

  • february
  • april
  • june
  • october
  • december

Attention, the requests must be transmitted at the latest on the 1st of each month previously indicated.

Program Manager

Frédéric Le Roux

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Call for applications and fundings

02 October 2023
Calls for tenders and financing

The call for applications to FSMP post-doctoral program is open from October 2nd to November 30th.

23 September 2023
Calls for tenders and financing

The Researchers Invitations program and the Stays for PhD students receive applications receive applications throughout the year.


07 February 2024
Cours FSMP
Eitan Tadmor (Universty of Maryland), laureate of the FSMP Chair of excellence in 2023, is giving a doctoral course entitled Emerging Behavior in Collective Dynamics on Wednesdays from 14:00 to 17:00 , from Frebruary 7th to March 27th 2024 at Institu...
02 December 2023
Mathématiques en mouvement
La dernière édition de Mathématiques en mouvement a eu pour thème Des preuves et des programmes. Organisée sous la houlette de Hugo Herbelin (Inria, IRIF), elle a eu lieu le samedi 2 décembre 2023 de 14h à 18h à l'Institut Henri Poincaré (5 rue Pierr...
09 October 2023

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