Post-Doctoral Grants Calmette & Yersin

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


Postdoctoral Grants, for postdoctoral traineeships within the Institut Pasteur International Network: Calmette & Yersin Programme 


The Institut Pasteur Department of International Affairs finances postdoctoral fellowships each year to promote and facilitate postdoctoral traineeships for French and foreign researchers within an institute of the Pasteur Network outside metropolitan France.

Subject matter:

Any subject covered by Pasteur Network institute laboratories: research into infectious diseases (infectious physiopathology, immunology, microbiology, epidemiology, virology, parasitology) and public health activities (diagnosis, monitoring, resistance, etc.).

Eligibility criteria:

These postdoctoral grants aim to promote mobility with the arrival in a new environment. The postdoctoral traineeship is therefore conducted in an institution where the candidate does not yet work, outside the home country and outside the country in which the person attended university. 


The candidate must have a PhD. Applicants who have already begun their postdoctoral traineeship may not apply.


2 years


All nationalities


Fixed-term local contract with social charges covering living expenses and insurance (net amount of 1,900euros per month).

Call for applications:

One call for applications each year

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

Any incomplete application by the  deadline will be rejected.

The first step is to find a host laboratory in the Pasteur Network.

See the Pasteur Network Database

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

Online applications exclusively


One call for proposals a year:

  • Deadline for application: September, 29th
  • Notification of the selected candidate: November
  • Beginning of the postdoctoral traineeship: beginning the following year

The applicant agrees to be shown on all documents (reports, slides, abstract, etc..) the logo of the Institut Pasteur and to include in the acknowledgments the Department of International Affairs - Pasteur Network for financial support.


Marianne Lucas-Hourani

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