Doctoral Grants

Each year the Department of International Affairs - Institut Pasteur International Network allocates funding to promote and aid completion of doctoral theses for both French and foreign scientists in institutes of the Institut Pasteur International Network located outside mainland France.


Doctoral Grants


Funding for completion of a doctoral thesis within the Institut Pasteur International Network : Calmette and Yersin program


The research topic can be related to any theme developed in laboratories at International Network institutes, such as infectious diseases (infectious pathophysiology, immunology, microbiology, epidemiology, virology, parasitology), and public health activities (diagnosis, surveillance, resistance, etc.).


Doctoral grants aim to promote mobility opportunities for young scientists. The doctoral internship should therefore be completed outside their home country or the country where they attended university.

Doctoral students should be enrolled at the doctoral school to which the host laboratory is affiliated, which can belong to a university in France or abroad.


The applicant should hold a Masters degree or equivalent diploma (completion of 5 years of higher education). Applicants who have already begun their thesis may not apply.


3 years


The program is open to all nationalities


Funding covers living and insurance expenses (€1,400 net per month). One return fare between the home country and internship location is also funded.

Call for applications:

One call for applications per year from January to the beginning of September.


Assessment criteria


A Selection Committee allocates doctoral grants based on the project's relevance, the internship objectives and the application itself.


The first step is to find a host laboratory in the Institut Pasteur International Network (not exhaustive).

IMPORTANT: before submitting his application, the candidate must imperatively define, with the host laboratory, scientific project and starting date of the training.


Submission of applications




One call for applications per year :


  • Call for doctoral internship proposals : end of January
  • Call for applications : end of March
  • Closing date for applications : September 30th
  • Selection Committee meeting : beginning of October
  • Decision notice : by mid-November



Eliane Coëffier, International Grant and Training Coordinator


Doctoral students in the Institut Pasteur International Network funded by the Department of International Affairs - Institut Pasteur International Network


  • Institut Pasteur of Shanghai : Benjamin Bailly (R. Altmeyer) 2010 "Anti Paramyxoviruses Drug Discovery: Targeting molecular pathways of host-cell infection by the human parainfluenza type-3 virus and the human respiratory syncytial virus"
  • Institut Pasteur in Cambodia : Anne-Claire Andries (P. Buchy) 2011 "Dengue in Cambodia: Surveillance and management of patients with severe disease"
  • INRS-Armand Frappier : Farnaz Zahedifard (S. Stäger) 2013 "Clarification of the tissue-specific and spatio-temporal role of IRF-5 during experimental L. donovani infections"
Updated on 19/02/2015

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