Doctoral Grants Calmette and Yersin

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


Funding to carry out a thesis within the Pasteur Network outside metropolitan France


The Calmette & Yersin program support students to carry out their thesis in a Pasteur Network institute outside metropolitan France.


The subject of the thesis may concern all the themes developed in the laboratories of the Pasteur Network institutes: infectious physiopathology, immunology, microbiology, epidemiology, virology, parasitology, public health activities, etc.


These doctoral grants aim to promote the mobility of young scientists; the doctoral internship must therefore be carried out outside the country in which the university studies were carried out. Doctoral students must be enrolled at a French or foreign university (local or otherwise) and the doctoral school to which the host laboratory is affiliated.


The candidate must hold a Master2 or equivalent degree. Candidates who have already started their thesis cannot apply.

Open to all nationalities.


3 years

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  

Online applications exclusively

Any incomplete application by the  deadline will be rejected.

Assessment criteria

A Selection Committee allocates doctoral grants based on the project's relevance, the  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 2023

  • Closing date for applications : May, 10th 2023

  • Selection Committee meeting : mid of June

  • Decision notice : by end of June



Marianne Lucas-Hourani



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