Calls for Intensive Research Programmes

The CRM opens an annual call for CRM Intensive Research Programmes (IRP) approximately two years in advance. The CRM Scientific Advisory Board is responsible for the review process of the proposals and their evaluation. Main points in the decision-making are: scientific quality, interdisciplinary aspects, expected impact, participation of young researchers, encouragement of gender balance in steering committees, keynote speakers, participants, … , and availability through the organizers of other sources of financial support.

IRP’s will have the possibility of developing a Follow-up.

The CRM IRP can run for periods from 3 to 6 months (from September to July).

The CRM started organizing IRP in 2003, and has organized so far from two to three per year. Each programme consist of a number of resident researchers, from junior to senior, and two to three scientific events (workshops, advanced courses, and conferences). Each research programme also runs an informal weekly seminar that serves as get-together time for the research visitors and the local mathematicians.

IRP participants benefit from the CRM well established experience staff and the comfortable premises, with the commodities of a campus environment and the nearby entertainment of the lively city of Barcelona. The CRM can host up to 25 research visitors at the same time during an IRP and offers its administrative staff to manage the Programme and its facilities. Each IRP has a starting basic funding which is later enhanced by successful applications from outside funds.

The CRM acts as the organizational unit for all activities (workshops, advanced courses, etc.) included in the programme, for accommodation arrangements, and general administration.