Sanofi, a global diversified healthcare leader, and Institut Pasteur, an internationally renowned biomedical research center, jointly created in 2012 the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards to recognize scientists for their past or ongoing research demonstrating real scientific progress in the life sciences.
As a result of the great success of these Awards for 7 years, Sanofi and Institut Pasteur have decided to continue this initiative in 2019.
Article 1: Object
The Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards will be given, during 2019, to recognize three (3) scientists* (one senior and two junior) for outstanding research demonstrating real scientific progress in the life sciences, more specifically concerning one of the two (2) following subjects :
* The Awards are for scientists who have published outstanding researches as principal investigators
The Awards will be paid to each of the institutions hosting the scientists to support continuation of their awarded researches. Awards allocated to scientists or teams conducting their research in whole or in part at Institut Pasteur will be transferred to Institut Pasteur. The Awards are not transferable for any other purpose whatsoever.
Article 2: Prize amount
The three (3) Awards will be awarded to the beneficiaries as specified here below:
The jury may select two candidates for one award. In that case, the amount of the prize will be equally divided.
Article 3: Eligibility - Application form
The participation is by nomination. Self-nominations, nominations from immediate family members, teams, employees and service providers of Sanofi are not eligible for application.
The Nominator should be an eminent scientist: Head of University or Scientific Institution, member of the Academy of Sciences or other National Scientific Institution, holder of research chair, permanent and assistant Professor, past Sanofi – Institut Pasteur Awardee, holder of a Ph.D. The nominator may be affiliated with the same institution as the candidate.
Applications must be submitted only by the website
no later than June 25th, 2019.
When deemed necessary, Institut Pasteur and/or Sanofi reserve(s) the right to ask candidates for additional information in order to evaluate their application.
Candidates must commit themselves to not submit information in their application that is confidential and/or protected by the intellectual property rights of third parties, and to not contravene any rights of third parties.
Article 4: Composition of the Jury
The Jury for 2019 is composed of fourteen (14) members, as follows:
In the case of a tie vote, Prof. Elizabeth H. Blackburn shall have a deciding vote.
The Jury members are not paid; their participation is voluntary. Prior to their participation, the Jury members shall execute a confidentiality agreement and a disclosure of potential conflicts of interest statement.
The Jury will meet on September, 18th 2019 at Institut Pasteur to evaluate the applications. The Jury is sovereign in its decision; no one can dispute it and it does not need to be justified. All the discussions during the Jury’s meeting must remain confidential.
The Jury has the right to award fewer than three (3) Awards if it deems that there are insufficient suitable applications. In this case, the amount of the Awards, such as specified above, remain unchanged.
Jury members are to abstain from voting for a scientist belonging to the same organization as the said jury member.
Article 5: Award ceremony
The Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards will be given, in the presence of the awardees, during the Awards Ceremony which will take place on Thursday, 12th December 2019 in Paris, France.
Article 6: Funds deposit
Funds will be paid to the bank accounts of the institutions hosting the awardees as specified in article 2 within a maximum period of sixty (60) days from the award-giving. Funding is subject to the receipt of all necessary documents for the wire transfer (in euros).
Article 7: Awardees Commitment
The awardees are expected to participate to the Awards Ceremony and to the other various events related to the Award. (The conditions of reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs will be given in due time).
The awardees will keep the announcement of the Award confidential until the Awards Ceremony and will not contact the media.
Sanofi and Institut Pasteur reserve the right to communicate concerning the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards by any means in compliance with applicable contractual agreements between them.
The awardees agree to be photographed, filmed and interviewed, particularly during the Awards Ceremony. These photos, videos and texts will be used, worldwide and for duration of five (5) years after the Awards Ceremony, for promotional purposes related to the Sanofi – Institut Pasteur Awards (publications, press release, films, exhibitions….).
The awardees will not receive any remuneration, compensation for such promotional activities.
Article 8: Submission requirements
Applications must be submitted on line via the website
All documents must be uploaded as pdf files.
The application requests:
Incomplete, too long or paper applications will not be considered.
Article 9: Acceptance/Agreement of present conditions
The application for the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards means the full and entire acceptance of the present Awards terms and conditions, available for reference on the website.