Pasteur Institute Doctoral Research Scholarship for Scientists

Deadline:  15 July 2017
Open to: both French and foreign scientists are eligible to apply for this scholarship
Scholarship: covers living and insurance expenses


The Pasteur Institute International Division allocates funding (twice yearly) to promote and aid completion of doctoral theses for both French and foreign scientists in institutes of the Pasteur Institute International Network located outside mainland France.  The Pasteur Institute is a private, non-profit foundation. Its mission is to help prevent and treat diseases, mainly those of infectious origin, through research, teaching, and public health initiatives.
Scholarship is available to pursue research topic related to any theme developed in laboratories at International Network institutes, such as infectious diseases (infectious pathophysiology, immunology, microbiology, epidemiology, virology, parasitology), and public health activities (diagnosis, surveillance, resistance, etc.).


The following criteria must be met for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship. 
The candidate should hold a Masters degree or equivalent diploma (completion of 5 years of higher education)
Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.


Funding covers living and insurance expenses (1,400 Euros net per month);
One return fare between the home country and internship location is also funded.

How to Apply?

The application for completion online should include:

  • Description of the planned doctoral thesis (max. 2 pages) including the background, topic addressed, objectives and program of work (activities, expected results and timescale);
  • Applicant’s resume/CV (1 page);
  • Presentation of research undertaken and results obtained by the applicant (max. 2 pages);
  • Acknowledgement of any grant received from a French or international organization the previous year. 

Information about the institute, host team and supervisor (max. 2 pages). The prerequisites are as follows:

  1. Supervisor: proven scientific training, publications, experience on the topic (or methods) available for the thesis and, where possible, accreditation to supervise research; and confirmation that his/her contract will run throughout the duration of the thesis period;
  2. Host team: “adequate” size (alone research scientist cannot be considered as a host team) and affiliation to a university doctoral school;
  3. Institute: appropriate working conditions (scientific materials and environment).
  • The applicant should provide the email addresses of referees to be contacted directly on the website for:
  • A letter from the director of the host laboratory undertaking to provide the applicant with the necessary assistance, as well as the name, title and position of the research scientist to supervise the doctoral student (mandatory);
  • A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s doctoral supervisor (mandatory);
For more information please visit the official web page

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