Virginie Bonnaillie-NoëlDirector of the Public Partnership Support Department (DAPP)

Virginie Bonnaillie-Noël is a former student at the École Normale Supérieure in Cachan and obtained an agrégation (advanced teaching) diploma in mathematics in 2000 before her doctorate in mathematics in 2003 from the University of Paris-Sud 11. She joined the CNRS in 2004 as a researcher at the Mathematics Institute of Rennes1 and specialises in partial differential equations, spectral theory and asymptotic and numerical analyses. She and was awarded the CNRS bronze medal in 2008 and the Irène Joliot-Curie 'Young Woman Scientist' prize in 2009. Her involvement in research management animation, dissemination and administration led to her being elected scientific secretary of the CoNRS's section 41 from 2008 to 2012. In 2014 she became a research professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applications2 and was appointed deputy scientific director of the CNRS's National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INSMI).

  • 1Mathematics Institute of Rennes (CNRS/University of Rennes/École Normale Supérieure of Rennes/Université Haute Bretagne/Insa Rennes)
  • 2Department of Mathematics and Applications (CNRS/École Normale Supérieure)

The DAPP's missions

The Public Partnership Support Department (DAPP) implements and manages the CNRS's partnership policy with public institutions both locally and nationally. The DAPP coordinates the CNRS's representation system towards these institutions. It is also the reference structure for the production and analysis of data on the CNRS's activities and partnerships.

To carry out its missions the DAPP's work is based on 5 departments:

  • The 'Public Territorial Partners' department takes part in defining and implementing differentiated policies along with the Scientific Director and Site Referents (DSRs), the Regional Representatives (DRs) and their respective deputy directors. It coordinates CNRS initiatives that contribute to the development and influence of its sites. It steers the development and monitoring of agreements between the CNRS and universities, schools or the local authorities.
  • The 'National Institutions' department monitors relations between the CNRS, other national research organizations and the ministries involved. More specifically it is in charge of the preparation and management of agreements between the CNRS and these institutions.
  • The 'Structures and Organisational Tools' department coordinates the whole administrative process for the creation and evolution of structures involving the CNRS and higher education and research (ESR) institutions while also creating the necessary organisational tool. It steers the annual temporary assignments campaign.
  • The 'Data and Indicators' department centralises all data describing research and research support structures, manages databases, carries out studies and produces institutional indicators. It also takes part in the design of the decision-making support platform.