Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini Postdoctoral Fellowships Spring Call 2020

Deadline: 16 March 2020
Open to: candidates of any nationality who have completed their PhD degree not more than six years before the date of application
Benefits: funding is paid as a salary and covers health insurance and retirement.


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) research entities on the Paris campus.


  • The Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini fellowships are only tenable in IP research entities on the Paris Campus.
  • The host IP research entity can only present one application per session.
  • Postdocs already present on the Paris Campus are eligible to apply to the Pasteur-Roux fellowship program.
  • Candidates of any nationality are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have completed their PhD degree not more than six years before the date of application (i.e. before March 2014) or will do so prior to commencing fellowship (Thesis defense date scheduled). In case of woman postdoc candidate, her maternity leave will provide her with one year of derogation per child. For example, 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. Applicants who wish to do so can inform in advance to use the support letters from the previous session.
  • Successful fellows of the Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini program must start their work in the host IP entity within 6 months after notification of the award (e.g. before October 2020).
  • The proposed research program must be achievable within the two-year funding


Funding is paid as a salary and covers health insurance and retirement.

How to Apply?

Candidates’ application files should include:

  1. Application Form ( duly completed. This application consists of the following components:
    • Applicant information (updated CV, academic background, list of publications, summary of past research performed)
    • Project proposal (summary and detailed description)
    • Presentation letter from the host IP research entitity head
    • Scanned copy of the candidate’s passport or ID (pages showing your photograph and your identification)
    • Names of up to three references (mentors or advisors)

Complete application should be submitted in .pdf format and named as follow: Applicant’s  SURNAMEName_ Lab Head’s SURNAME.pdf (example: SMITH John_Lab CARTER)

Applications should be sent before to

  1. Recommendation letters TO BE PROVIDED SEPARATELY: Up to three reference letters sent directly from recommenders to .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)

For more details please visit the official website.