Pasteur Network Talent Award

A stimulating environment, support through training, and dedicated monitoring are the keys to scientific excellence. The Institut Pasteur has set itself the priority of supporting career development for researchers with high potential within the Institut Pasteur International Network.


In order to support the career development of young scientists promising to become future leaders within the International Network, Institut Pasteur is pleased to announce a call for nomination for the Pasteur Network Talent Award.

The Pasteur Network Talent Award will recognize achievements of two (2) talented scientists from the Pasteur International Network, with the exception of IP Paris, who have demonstrated strong scientific or leadership potential either in public health or fundamental research, and who wish to pursue and strengthening his/her research within the Network. 


Successful candidates will receive an invitation to the reception for The Pasteur Network Talent Award which will occuried  in mid-November, on the occasion of the annual Director’s meeting, and ten thousand euros (10.000€) as a reward, paid to the awardee’s host institute (remittance is subject to the receipt of all necessary documents for the wire transfer- in euros).

The financial support is intended to help the candidate to fund his/her professional development, and can cover any expense related to the candidate’s career in the network: development of a research project within the RIIP, including costs for mobility, publication, training, and participation in a course.

In addition, each award holder will gain free access to the services offered by the Institut Pasteur career guidance office (MAASCC) at the Human Resources Department.

The Pasteur Network Talent Award is open to any scientist working since at least three (3) years at an institute of the Pasteur International Network (except Institut Pasteur Paris). The nominee must hold a PhD and have no more than 8 years of post-doctoral research experience. He/she must commit to stay within the Network for the next 5 years.

Only one candidate per institute can be nominated. The application must be supported by the director of his/her host institute.

Applications must be written in English, using the provided template, and submitted by the Director of the nominee’s institute no later than September 03rd, 2021.

The document must be sent as an attached pdf. file to the following email address: The file should be named as follows: “Name of the Institute-Name of the candidate-Talent_Award_2021”.

Incomplete or paper applications will not be considered.

You can download the complete call for nomination here.


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