Call for Nominations for Christophe Mérieux Prize 2020

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 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 disease in developing countries.

This Prize is exclusively destined to researchers from these countries and 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.

Deadline for receipt of dossiers: November 18, 2019

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

Applications must be mailed electronically as one continuous pdf file to the following electronic
address at:


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