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Christophe Mérieux Prize 2019 - Call for nominations

2018 Grand Prix Award Ceremony under the dome of the Institut de France ©Institut de France

If you work on infectious diseases in Africa, apply before November 26

Each year the Institut de France’s Christophe and Rodolphe Mérieux Foundation awards a Scientific "Grand Prize" known as the “Christophe Mérieux Prize” to support research into infectious diseases in developing countries.

This Prize is exclusively destined to researchers whose activity is permanently exercised in such countries. The Christophe Mérieux Prize (500,000 Euros) will be allocated as follows:

  • 100,000 Euros as personal reward to the Prize winner having the scientific responsibility of the team;
  • 400,000 Euros earmarked for the development of the team’s research.

It will be awarded in 2019 under the following conditions:

Deadline for receipt of dossiers: November 26, 2018

Constitution of application dossiers:

  • CV of the applicant heading up the team, with date of birth and personal address (1 page)
  • Composition of the team (1 page)
  • Description of previous research achievements in the field (2-3 pages)
  • Title of research project
  • Current research project(s) (2 pages)
  • List of ten most significant publications
  • Reasons justifying the application for the Prize (1/2 page)
  • Plus two supporting letters from outside Institutions

Please note:

  • A candidacy that was not selected in the previous years can’t be resubmitted more than three times.
  • Applications must be mailed electronically as one continuous pdf file to the following electronic address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • And sent by post (one copie of the application): Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux / Prix Christophe Mérieux / Institut de France / 23 quai de Conti / 75270 Paris Cedex 06
  • For all further information, please contact the Foundations Office: +33 (0)1 44 41 44 48 – E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This announcement has been published by the Institut de France

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