Pasteur-Roux and Pasteur-Cantarini Postdoctoral Fellowships
Spring Call 2019
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini postdoctoral fellowships program supports two-year research contracts as part of the Emile Roux funds (Pasteur-Roux fellowships) and Mrs. Paola Marchetti-Cantarini’s legacy in memory of her late husband Mr. Manlio Cantarini (Pasteur-Cantarini fellowships).
These fellowships are dedicated to postdoctoral researchers aiming to conduct research projects in Institut Pasteur (IP) laboratories located exclusively on the Paris campus.
- Fellowships are for two years and cannot be prolonged.
- Funding is paid as a salary and covers health insurance and retirement.
- Application deadline: March 18, 2019 (6:00 PM).
- Anticipated announcement of decisions: early May 2019.
- For more information, contact Hafida Fsihi (email@example.com)
- Pasteur-Roux and Pasteur-Cantarini fellowships are only tenable in IP laboratories located exclusively on the Paris Campus.
- The host IP laboratory can only present one application per session.
- Postdocs already present on the Paris Campus are eligible to apply to the Pasteur-Roux fellowship program.
- Fellows of any nationality are eligible to apply.
- Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree (PhD) within less than 6 years at the time of application or will do so prior to commencing fellowship. The eligibility period is extended to 7 years after the thesis defense in case of one pregnancy, and to up of 8 years in case of two pregnancies.
- Unsuccessful applicants to a previous Pasteur-Roux or Pasteur-Cantarini fellowship call are eligible to re-apply.
- Successful fellows of the Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini program must start their work in the host IP laboratory within 8 months after notification of the award. Regarding the present call, the appointment start date must be before january 2020.
- The proposed research program must be achievable within the two-year funding.
- Applications from an IP laboratory that already benefits from a postdoctoral funding package (e.g., newly arrived G5 or unit) are not accepted.
- Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini fellowships cannot be used to complement other sources of funding.
- The Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini program does not consider spontaneous applications. Before applying, the candidate must ensure he/she is accepted by a host laboratory of IP in Paris.
- Applications from former IP PhD students will not be considered, except if a first postdoctoral training has been performed in another research Institution.
- A Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini fellowship will not be awarded to the same host IP laboratory in two consecutive calls.
Candidates’ application files should include:
- An application form (download here) duly completed. This application consists of the following components: (i) Applicant information (updated CV, academic background, list of publications, summary of past research performed); (ii) project proposal (summary and detailed description), (iii) Presentation letter from the host IP lab head and (iv) Scanned copy of the candidate’s passport or ID (pages showing your photograph and your identification); (v) Names of up to three references (mentors or advisors). Complete application should be submitted in .pdf format and named as follow: Applicant’s SURNAME Name_ Lab Head’s SURNAME.pdf (example: SMITH John_Lab CARTER). Applications should be sent before March 18th, 2019 (6:00 PM) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Recommendation letters TO BE PROVIDED SEPARATELY: Up to three reference letters sent directly from recommenders to email@example.com before March 18th, 2019 (6:00 PM). Recommendation letters must be submitted on official institution letterhead and named as follow LOR_Applicant’s SURNAME Name_ Recommander’s SURNAME.pdf (example: LOR_SMITH John_KENNEDY)
A fellowship committee, who will consider both the candidate’s experience and scientific achievements and the novelty and biological significance of the proposed research project, will assess all eligible applications. The needs of the IP, including strategic priorities will be also taken into account in the final decision.