The Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CIMPA – International Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics), founded in 1978, promotes research in mathematics in developing countries.
CIMPA co-organizes and sponsors numerous activities in developing countries on all continents. Each activity is funded through a process of calls for proposals in one of the following categories:
This is the traditionally CIMPA’s core activity, it focuses on regions where there is a real drive to develop mathematics and where there is potential for a research project. Calls for proposals are launched every year to organize about twenty CIMPA Schools per year.
This program consists in funding the organization of master’s and research level courses in mathematics within the geographic areas of CIMPA’s activities (Africa, Central and South America, Asia). Two calls for proposals are launched each year, with deadlines in early January and early July.
CIMPA funds young mathematicians from developing countries to participate in short- term thematic international programs organized by some of our partner institutions. A call for applications is opened for each program.
Research in Pairs
The CIMPA fellowships program “Research in Pairs” makes it possible for researchers in mathematics based in a developing country to come to Europe to collaborate with a colleague for a period of at least 6 weeks. During this period, it is expected that these two people will work together on a well-substantiated research project, mainly in the institute of the European colleague.
Schools in Partnership
CIMPA also strongly supports activities developed in close collaboration with continental mathematical unions, such as Schools in Partnership, the purpose of which is to introduce undergraduate and master’s students to research in mathematics.
For most of its activities, CIMPA works in partnership with other organizations with similar objectives, such as the International Mathematical Union (IMU), the European Mathematical Society (EMS) and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP).
- Founded in 1978
- UNESCO Category 2 Centre
- Located in Nice (France)
- A worldwide partner network of organizations and academic institutions
- Benefits from the financial support of France, Norway, Spain and Switzerland.
- CIMPA is part of the Centre d’Accueil et de Rencontres Mathématiques INternationales (CARMIN, Laboratory of Excellence). It is involved in the development of carmin.tv, a platform of audiovisual resources dedicated to the dissemination of mathematical research and mathematics in interaction with other sciences.
- Each year, more than 1000 participants attend CIMPA Schools
- Activities in more than 100 countries in the world