International Research Laboratory (IRL)-CRM

The creation of the International Research Laboratory (IRL) linking the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques in 2011 (initially as a Unité mixte internationale) has contributed to institutionalize the France-Québec cooperation in mathematical sciences. The agreement was renewed in 2015 and in 2021.

The IRL offers research stays in France for CRM scientists and students (see below). In addition, every year, the Institut national des sciences Mathématiques of the CNRS (INSMI) offers a number of opportunities for teachers-researchers and researchers from France to spend a medium or long term stay at the IRL-CRM.

For more information on CNRS offers, visit the IRL-CRM website.

FRQ support for the CRM-CNRS partnership

The CRM receives support from the FRQNT within the framework of the agreement establishing the CRM as an IRL of the CNRS. This support allows the CRM to offer its scientific members and students the possibility of short or medium-term stays in France.

Three possibilities are offered:

In addition, following the recent renewal of the FRQ funding under new conditions, we are also accepting applications and nominations for visits by researchers and students from France to the CRM, in support of the CRM’s scientific activities. Such a request will consist of:

  • a letter of intent with a description of the activity and a budget proposal
  • a letter of nomination from a CRM member (or the email address of a CRM member who could serve as a reference);
  • a CV with a list of publications.

Proposals and applications should be sent to