Doctoral Grants Calmette and Yersin

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


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

Aim :

The Institut Pasteur Department of International Affairs allocates fundings to promote and facilitate the realization of theses of researchers primarily from low- and middle-income countries,  in an institute within the Pasteur Network outside France.


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 depending on the salary scales of the host institute. 

Call for applications:

One call for applications per year

The application must also include (section "Personality (s) supporting the application"):
    •   One or two recommandation letters 
    •   Letter from your PhD supervisor
    •   The opinion of the director of the host institute   

Any incomplete application by the  deadline will be rejected.

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 : check the Pasteur Network DATABASE, a unique reference base accessible by institutions, scientific staff and projects:
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 applications : February, 14th 2022

  • Closing date for applications : May, 07th 2022

  • Selection Committee meeting : mid of June

  • Decision notice : by end of June

Online applications exclusively


Marianne Lucas-Hourani



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