Pasteur Network Talent Awards

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 Pasteur Network.


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

The Pasteur Network Talent Awards will recognize achievements of two (2) talented scientists from the Pasteur Network, with the exception of the Institut Pasteur in 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 Awards which will occuried  in mid-November, on the occasion of the Pasteur Network Annual 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 their professional development, and can cover any expense related to the candidate’s career in the network: development of a research project within the Pasteur Network, 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 Awards is open to any scientist working for at least three (3) years at a structure member of the Pasteur Network (with exception of the 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 Pasteur Network for the next 5 years.

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

Applications must be written in English and submitted online no later than September 9th, 2023 :

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_Awards_2023”.

Incomplete or paper applications will not be considered.

You can download the complete call for nomination here.


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