Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) is one of the most urgent public health threats. Actions are needed to reverse the curve of antimicrobial resistance dissemination and to develop innovative drugs and therapeutic strategies (antibiotics, antiparasitic, antifungals, antivirals, antivectors) for safer and sustainable treatments of infectious diseases. To take-up this challenge, the Institut Pasteur (IP) strategic plan fosters cutting edge projects to tackle AMR by incorporating clinical and field data within molecular, chemical, genetic, structural and physiological approaches.
Through the Master 1 and 2 Students Call 2022, AMR axis – supported by the Scientific Direction/SPAIS*- aims to foster research projects related to the AMR on Institut Pasteur Paris (IPP) campus. The call proposes funding in the form of scholarships and running costs for IP research teams wishing to host a Master 1/2 Student for an AMR-related project.
* SPAIS: means Department for Scientific Programming and Incentive Actions
WHO CAN APPLY ?
Applications are open to research entities based on the campus of IPP and planning to host a Master student to carry out research projects to fight AMR.
- The host research entity must be on the campus and involved or willing to develop research projects related to AMR.
- The host research entity can only present one application.
- The scientific proposal must be related to AMR
- The student must be enrolled in a Master (1 or 2) program or equivalent (University, Engineer school, Medical school, Chemistry school, Faculty of Pharmaceutical sciences..).
- Candidates of any nationality are eligible to apply.
- The research proposal must be achievable within 4 to 6 months.
- Successful fellows should start their work in the host IP entity between December 1st, 2021 and January 31st , 2022.
This call does not consider spontaneous applications. Before applying, the candidate must ensure he/she is accepted by a host research entity of IPP.
The Master Students call 2022 will be evaluated by an IPP internal scientific committee, which will review proposals based on the following criteria:
- Scientific quality of the proposal and its relevance to the AMR field
- Quality of the candidate’s CV and its match with the scientific proposal
- Feasibility / risk balance
- Originality and creativity
FUNDING AND DURATION
The amount of the grant is up to €6000 per candidate for a maximum 6-months stay, covering the student’s stipend and the expenses inherent to the student’s work. Only small equipment (< 1.5 K€ HT total) and consumables are allowed. Salaries are not eligible on this call.
*All awarded funds must be spent before December 15th, 2022.
Duration: 4 to 6 months
Completed application form 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 Tuesday November 16th, 2021 to email@example.com, specifying the subject as “AMR axis Call 2022 – Master Students”.
- Application open date: October 1st, 2021
- Application closing: November 16th, 2021 at 6 pm.
- Announcement of decision: early December 2021
- Funding starting date: funding should start between December 1st, 2021 and January 31st, 2022
- Budget funding deadline: December 15th, 2022
For any question about this call, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; specifying the subject as “AMR Call 2022 – Master students”