Collaborations - Partnerships & Programs

PIMS plays an active leadership role in both the national and international mathematical communities. We also support various programs to strengthen those communities and the position of PIMS mathematical scientists within them.

National Collaborations

Within Canada, PIMS has partnered with le Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM) and the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Fields), the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) and the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) to support a number of national initiatives and activities, including:


International Collaborations

PIMS has developed a global reach by entering into associations with several international research organizations:


Collaborative Programs


Together with our partners, PIMS has developed various programs to help foster collaboration between mathematical scientists across our institutes.

  • The PIMS/BIRS - Team Up! program provides opportunities for in-person collaboration to teams of mathematical scientists, targeting researchers from researchers traditionally underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. Please see PIMS/BIRS Team Up! for more details, deadlines and application instructions.
  • The PIMS Institutional Exchange Program aims to reduce the carbon footprint of travel for research purposes by maximizing the scientific impact of each visit. Please see PIMS Institutional Exchange Partnerships for a list of participating partner institutes, details of the travel benefits, and application instructions.
  • PIMS is pleased to participate in the Research Exchange Program, a program of the Research University Alliance which helps facilitate research visits and networking opportunities for graduate students and postdocs from underrepresented backgrounds. Please see the Research Exchange Program for more details, including application instructions.
  • In partnership with Mitacs, PIMS is pleased to offer support for senior undergraduate and graduate students to conduct 12-24 week research programs at PIMS Member Universities or eligible universities and institutions in one of the Mitacs partner countries. Please see the Globalink Mobility Program for more details, including application instructions.


Other Collaborations


In addition to the partnerships and programs above, PIMS has signed collaborative agreements with numerous institutes, to facilitate cooperation in scientific research, development of joint scientific activities, and exchange of researchers (including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows). These organizations include:

For details and opportunities related to one of these collaborations, please contact