Officially launched in November 2018, the third fundraising campaign, "IHES, at the avant-garde of science", focuses on three areas: "People, Place, Perpetuity”.

Making a gift

  • Supporting the permanent professors and the Director

    The Institute's permanent professors are world top-level researchers and they constitute the Institute's DNA. Our aim is no increase the number of positions for permanent professors from 6 to 8, something unprecedented since the 1970's.
  • Hiring postdocs

    Increasing the number of post-doctoral positions remains a priority of IHES’ scientific programme and, in the past five years, the Institute has been very active on that front.
  • Triennial chairs

    The Institute has created new triennial chairs for visiting professors, so that they can benefit from more favourable conditions, such as the possibility of inviting some of their collaborators.
  • Creating junior positions

    Always in search of new talents, IHES wants to create junior positions in order to recruit early career researchers and provide them with the best working conditions.
  • Reinforcing the visiting programme

    About 200 researchers from all over the world come to IHES every year via our general visitor programme.
  • L’Ormaille

    With its 50 accommodation units, the residence “L’Ormaille” is a fundamental asset for IHES in welcoming visiting professors from all over the world, sometimes with their families.
  • Bois-Marie

    The Bois-Marie site houses both scientific activity and support services. Facilities include individual offices, meeting rooms, library, lecture halls, scientific secretariat; the site must continue to provide researchers with optimal working conditions.
  • The strategy of providing IHES with endowed funds to secure its financial future is more important than ever. Endowments currently finance 18% of the budget, a very significant success in the French context, but IHES is determined to go further in its quest for independence.