International Courses

Call for applications 2023

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Course description

Since 2012, the Pasteur Network has offered over a hundred theoretical and hands-on courses worldwide as part of its mission. The international courses and training workshops serve three primary objectives:

  • Address global and regional research and public health priorities.
  • Offer high-quality training to scientists at different stages of their scientific career.
  • Strengthen scientific relationships between scientists within the Pasteur Network and with other institutions.

The Pasteur Network annually calls for proposals, and with the help of an external panel, selects around twenty regional and international training courses. Aligned with the Pasteur Network’s mission, the courses and training workshops are open to post-graduate students and young scientists from the Network and any other research institutions (universities, public health agencies, governmental organisations, etc.) from the host country and national institutions.

Course guidelines

For a successful application, we encourage you to read the following guidelines carefully.

Application steps

  1. Submission of proposals, deadline: 30th of June
    Applicants are requested to submit their course online.
  2. Evaluation by the selection panel, deadline: 30th of July
    The proposals will be reviewed by an external panel of experts. Based on the panel’s evaluation, they will make recommendations to the selection committee.
  3. Communicationof results: September

Selection criteria 

To be considered for selection, courses must meet the following criteria:

  • Quality: The course must be well-organized and cover relevant and high-quality topics. The team of teachers/instructors should be experienced and knowledgeable in the subject matter.
  • Relevance: Only courses that fall within the priority strategic axes of the Pasteur Network will be considered. These axes include reinforcing i) epidemic intelligence and preparedness, ii) research, development and innovation in critical diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics, iii) creating multi-disciplinary knowledge communities, and iv) promoting equitable collaboration. All scientific subjects are eligible within the strategic axes although priority is given to those listed in the Pasteur Network scientific strategy.
  • Preference for network institutes: Priority will be given to courses conducted within and by a member institute of the Pasteur Network.
  • Involvement of local trainers/speakers: Local trainers/speakers must be involved in the course.
  • Target audience: The course should be aimed at scientists, engineers, and senior technicians. Priority will be given to candidates from the Pasteur Network (at least 50%) and external candidates, all of whom are selected based on their merits.

Innovative education tools: The use of innovative education tools is strongly encouraged and will be viewed positively during the selection process. Online or other digital tools can be used to enhance the course experience (virtual augmented reality, gamification, Collaborative Learning Management Systems (LMS,), etc.)