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Call for courses on 2022

Course description

Teaching and training are an essential part of the work of each member institute of the Pasteur Network.

The international courses have the objectives of responding to research and public health priorities at the global and regional levels, providing top-level training to scientists at different stages of a scientific career, and strengthening scientific relationships between scientists within the Network and with other institutions.

Each year the Pasteur Network issues a call for proposals courses and training workshops aimed at post-graduate students and young scientists from the Network and any other research institutions (universities, public health agencies, governmental organisations, etc.).

Course coordinators are invited to submit their complete proposals on-line only by 15th of May 2022 This year, due to limited amount available only a reduced number of courses can be financed.

Course guidelines

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

Application steps

  1. Submission of proposals, deadline: 15th of Mai
    Proposal authors are requested to submit their course online.
  2. Evaluation by the selection panel, deadline: June 2022
    The proposals will undergo an evaluation by an external expert panel who will submit their appreciations to the selection committee.
  3. Recommendations and selection will be communicated to the Pasteur Network Board.
  4. Communication of results: 30th of June

Subsequently, applicants will be notified accordingly: a) accepted proposal; b) accepted proposal subject to certain modifications; c) rejected proposal in case it is not in line with Pasteur Network institutional goals, quality standards, etc.

Objectives to be met by the proposed courses

  • Provide additional training to scientists at different stages of their scientific careers.
  • Strengthen scientific relationships between scientists within the Network.
  • Respond to research and public health priorities in different parts of the Network.
  • Strengthen training on strategic scientific and structural axes.
  • Bring together world leaders and young researchers for discussion and generation of innovative projects. Increase the awareness of other top institutions in emerging fields.
  • Develop partnerships with universities and encourage graduate courses.

Type of courses

  • Coordinated actions between institutes will be especially encouraged.
  • Postgraduate or professional courses: The focus should be on training young scientists or health technicians on selected topics with top-quality lectures on topics responding to the three following priority areas of the Pasteur Networl:
  1. Biological sciences, public health, and allied sciences including relevant methods and technologies
    1. Wider scientific career development (e.g., technology transfer, innovation, …)
  • Structural courses: e.g., ethics, grant writing, quality management, …
  • MOOC and/or e-learning courses 

The courses should be for scientists, engineers, and senior technicians. Priority will be given to candidates from the Pasteur Network (minimal 50%) and external candidates upon selection.

Selection criteria 

General criteria

  • The main criteria for selection are the quality of the course (topics, organization) and the team of teachers/instructors.
  • Priority will be given to courses conducted in/through an institute from the Network.
  • It is mandatory to involve local trainers/speakers.
  • Please note that Pasteur International Labelled Courses (PIC) will be considered as a priority.

Funding criteria

  • Funding for the course must be justified and in line with the format submitted.
  • The Pasteur Network will provide a maximum of 80% of the total budget of the course. Applicants are encouraged to supplement their budget through external fundraising.
  • Courses with a local outreach up to 6 days of duration can apply for a maximum budget of 30 000€.
  • Coordinated regional courses linking different institutes can apply for a duration of 10 days course and a maximum budget of 50 000 €.
  • Courses already financed in the last 3 years should consider the following:
  • It is strongly suggested to organise the course in a different location to enable different regions to benefit from it.
  • If organised on the same location to increase co-funding up to 40% and up to 60% if organised more than5 years in the same location (except if it is a new concept).

Payment of the funds

  • 85% of the awarded funding will be sent by wire transfer to the organizing institute, after reception of the invoice, 3 to 4 months before the course.
  • 15% will be transferred after reception of the course full report (see course report section).

Eligible expenses

Eligible expenses for funding are:

  • Consumables
  • Travel expenses
  • Hotel costs
  • Catering
  • Communication fees
  • Local transport cost

Non-eligible expenses

Non-eligible expenses for funding are:

  • Overheads or indirect costs
  • Payments to teachers/instructors and students (incl. per diem)
  • Equipment
  • Rental (of premises) in an Institute of the Network.

By “ineligible expenses” we mean that the cited items will not be considered as direct expenses on Pasteur Network funding. The in-kind participation of the receiving Institute may be valued as co-funding.

Should the applicant have any questions or doubt about other direct costs, Pasteur Network should be contacted for clearance.

Courses report

A technical and financial report shall be sent one month after the end of the course.

The transfer of the remaining 15% of the awarded funds by Pasteur Network is subject to the reception of the full report.

Reimbursement In case the overall awarded funds by Pasteur Network have not been used; the remaining funds will have to be reimbursed to Pasteur Network.