2013 Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards rules
Sanofi, a global diversified healthcare leader, and the Institut Pasteur, an internationally renowned biomedical research centre, jointly created in 2012 the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards to recognize scientists for their past or ongoing research demonstrating real scientific progress in the life sciences.
As a result of the great success of these Awards in 2012, Sanofi and the Institut Pasteur have decided to give these Awards again in 2013.
Article 1: Object
The Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards will be given, during 2013, to recognize four (4) scientists* for outstanding research demonstrating real scientific progress in the life sciences, more specifically concerning some of the five following subjects:
1- Tropical and neglected diseases
2- Innovative approaches to disease prevention, including vaccines
3- New approaches to drug resistance
4- Novel therapeutic approaches to diseases and senescence: neurobiology and regenerative medicine.
5- Immunology, immunomodulation, immunogenetics, translational technologies
Article 2: Prize amount
The four (4) Prizes, equal to an amount of one hundred thousand euros (€ 100 000) each (the “Award”), will be awarded to the beneficiaries as specified here below:
- Sixty-seven thousand euros (€ 67 000) of the Award will be allocated to the institution hosting the awarded research to support continuation of the research;
- The remaining thirty-three thousand euros (€ 33 000) of the Award will be allocated to the winner directly, or, at upon his/her written request, to the institution hosting the awarded research.
Article 3: Eligibility - Application form
The participation is by nomination.
Applications must be submitted only by Internet no later than Friday, 3rd May 2013.
When deemed necessary, the Institut Pasteur and Sanofi reserve the right to ask candidates for additional information in order to evaluate their application.
Candidates must commit themselves to not submit information in their application that is protected by the intellectual property rights of third parties and to not contravene such rights of third parties.
Candidates will endeavour not to include confidential information in the aforesaid application.
Nominations of mid-career* as well as senior scientists from all over the world are encouraged. (* The Awards are for scientists who have published outstanding research as principal investigators)
Employees and service providers of Sanofi are not allowed to apply.
Article 4: Composition of the Jury
The Jury is composed of several members (partial list), as follows:
- Prof. Peter C Agre, University Professor and Director of the Malaria Research Institute, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003
- Prof. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, USA, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009
- Prof. Alice Dautry, President of the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
- Prof. Ivan I. Dedov, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Director of the RAMS Endocrinology Scientific Centre and Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Epidemiology, Care and Prevention of Diabetes, Moscow, Russia
- Prof. Jörg H. Hacker, President of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina National Academy of Sciences, Halle, Germany, Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Medical Microbiology
- Prof. Philippe Monteyne, Senior Vice President, R&D France, Sanofi
- Prof. Philippe Sansonetti, member of the French Academy of Sciences, Professor at the Collège de France, Head of the Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
- Dr Elias Zerhouni,President, Global Research and Development, Member of the Executive Committee, Sanofi
The jury members are not paid; their participation is voluntary.
The jury will meet to evaluate the applications. The jury is sovereign in its decision; no one can dispute it and it does not need to be justified. All the discussions during the Jury’s meeting must remain confidential. *The Jury has the right to award fewer than four Awards if it deems that there are insufficient suitable applications.
Jury members are to abstain from voting for a scientist belonging to the same organization as the said jury member.
Article 5: Prize-giving
The Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards will be given, in the presence of the winners, during a ceremony at the premises of Sanofi in Paris, France, which will occur on Tuesday, 5th November 2013.
Article 6: Funds deposit
Funds will be deposited in the bank accounts of the award winners and/or the institution hosting the awarded research as specified at article 2 within a maximum period of sixty days from the prize-giving.
Article 7: Candidates Commitment
Sanofi and the Institut Pasteur reserve the right to communicate concerning the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards by any means; each winner accepts that his/her name be mentioned and his/her image and his/her voice collected during filming for the event be disseminated worldwide, on all supports for a duration of one year after the prize-giving ceremony.
Article 8: Submission requirements
The application consists of the following information:
The completed nomination form, to be downloaded from the web site www.sanofi-institutpasteur-awards.com
Letter of nomination, describing the scientific accomplishments of the candidate and the reasons he/she deserves the prize – 2-3 pages maximum
Short curriculum vitae of the candidate – 2 pages maximum
List of the candidate’s 10-15 most significant publications, in order of importance
Copies of the candidate’s three most important publications
Two letters of recommendation from individuals not at the candidate’s institution - optional
The nomination form requests:
For which scientific category is the application submitted
Name (last, first), title, institution, employers, nationality, year of doctoral degree (last one if more than one), mailing address, email, office telephone, cell phone and fax of the applicant
One sentence stating the principal reason for nomination
A summary of the candidate’s main scientific achievements (250 words maximum)
Nominator’s name, title, institution, email and telephones, date
Name, title and affiliation of the two people, not at the candidate’s institution, writing letters of recommendation (optional)
The nominator may be affiliated with the same institution as the candidate.
Applications must be submitted via the web site www.sanofi-institutpasteur-awards.com
All documents must be uploaded as pdf files.
Incomplete or paper applications will not be considered.
Article 9: Acceptance/Agreement of present conditions
The participation in the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards means the full and entire acceptance of the present conditions, available for reference on the website: www.sanofi-institutpasteur-awards.com.