logo Web



Events at the CRM

PDF version

CRM information brochure [pdf]
Document viewer

Call for Proposals - CRM
CRM > Call for proposals

Call for Proposals [ français ]

The CRM invites proposals for scientific activities of high calibre in the mathematical sciences. When choosing our scientific programming, our priority is to support activities of top scientific quality and which introduce exciting new research directions to the entire CRM community. 

Thematic programs

These are a cornerstone of the CRM activities. Thematic programs typically have a duration of between four months and one year. They include workshops, conferences, short courses or schools, and extended visits to the CRM by researchers from other locations.

General program

The CRM also supports shorter activities not associated with a thematic program. These include workshops, conferences, research in groups, and training activities such as schools or short courses by visiting scholars.


Thematic programs

We are currently inviting letters of intent (LOIs) for thematic programs to take place in 2020 or 2021. LOIs should be received by March 15, 2018 at the address proposals@crm.umontreal.ca :

General program

Proposals requesting over $5000 in CRM funding are reviewed by the International Scientific Advisory Committee, which convenes twice annually. For such proposals, the deadlines are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Proposals requesting at most $5000 in CRM funding are reviewed by the CRM’s management committee. For such proposals, the deadlines are February 1st, June 1st and October 1st of each year.

In both cases, to be considered for funding, the activity must occur at least nine months after the submission deadline. The proposal must be submitted to the address proposals@crm.umontreal.ca


All activities should be of clear scientific interest and relevance to the research areas of the CRM. The case for this should be explicitly made in the proposal.

The CRM recognizes that there are systematically underrepresented groups within the mathematical sciences research community, and expects organizers to actively address this fact, both in their proposal and throughout the planning process.

The CRM typically does not fund repeat events. In particular, recurring conferences are unlikely to be offered support.

Submission Guidelines

General Program

Proposals for activities as part of the general scientific program should include the following documents:

– A completed proposal with title (templates are available in .tex and .doc formats)
– CVs for all members of the organizing committee.

Proposals should make a convincing case that (a) the event is of high scientific value, and (b) it is likely to succeed.

Thematic Program

Letters of intent for thematic program proposals should include the following information.
– The title of the program.
– CVs for all members of the organizing committee.
– A scientific description of the event, including the major research and training activities.
– A tentative list of the principal invited participants and their proposed role within the thematic program.
– A proposed timeline of activities.

The proposal template (.tex and .docx ) may also be used for letters of intent.

Individuals interested in proposing a thematic program are encouraged to contact the CRM director or CRM deputy director for scientific programs to discuss their proposal prior to preparing a letter of intent at the address proposals@crm.umontreal.ca
Thematic program activities typically include workshops, conferences and schools, and short/long-term visitors, including the holders of the Aisenstadt Chair. Proposals are reviewed by the CRM executive and by the International Scientific Advisory Committee. If the program is accepted, the members of the organizing committee will be in charge of the organization of the thematic program, with the full support of CRM personnel. The CRM also includes thirteen scientific laboratories, which sometimes participate in the organization and financing of thematic semesters.