Private Foundations


Total Corporate Foundation
The Total Foundation is a long-term partner of the Institut Pasteur and its international network against the health inequalities. Since 2005 the support of the Foundation has contributed to the development of a number of innovative research projects in Paris as well as programmes combining research and public health actions in countries where both the Total Group and the Institut Pasteur operates. The support from the Total Foundation aims at improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease in particular in children. In addition, it contributes to the training of healthcare professionals and to the reinforcement of local infrastructures.


Fondation Mérieux

Fondation Mérieux
Aware of the major impact of infectious encephalitis in terms of mortality and neurological consequences on the population in South-East Asia, the Fondation Mérieux, private foundation recognized of public utility, supports the "infectious Encephalitis in South East Asia or SEAe "along with several partners.


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation​
Institut Pasteur researchers receive financial support from the Gates Foundation via calls for proposals for its “Grand Challenges Explorations” (GCE) initiative. The aim of this initiative is to support highly innovative research projects that can make a contribution to solving health problems in developing countries. The "Vaccine Discovery by Mapping Quasispecies Sequence Space" project by Marco Vignuzzi, from the five-year group on viral populations and pathogenesis, is one of the projects selected to receive funding as it responds to one of the foundation’s challenges (“Create new ways to protect against infectious diseases"). Out of over 3,000 proposals submitted, this project is the only one to have been selected from France and is one of only 10 to have been chosen from Europe.

Wellcome trust

Wellcome Trust (UK)
The Institut Pasteur signed an agreement with the Wellcome Trust on 14 November 2008, sealing a partnership to promote immunology research and research into infectious diseases, tropical diseases and neglected diseases in humans and animals. The Institut Pasteur and the Wellcome Trust have agreed on specific areas for collaboration and will have an annual meeting to review how the collaboration has progressed.

Updated on 20/11/2014