Christophe Mérieux Prize

Christophe Mérieux Prize: supporting research on infectious diseases in developing countries

October 23, 2012 - Lyon (France)


Each year, the Institut de France’s Christophe and Rodolphe Mérieux Foundation awards a scientific ’Grand Prize’ entitled the ’Christophe Mérieux Prize’ to support research on infectious diseases in developing countries.

This Prize exclusively rewards research teams working permanently in these countries.

The Christophe Mérieux Prize (500,000 Euros) will be distributed as follows:

  • 100,000 Euros personal reward for the team leader
  • 400,000 Euros earmarked for the development of the team’s research

It will be awarded in 2013 under the following conditions:

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2012

Composition of applications

The applications, written in french or english, must include:

  • CV of the team leader (1 page)
  • Composition of the team (1 page)
  • Description of previous research achievements in the field (2 – 3 pages)
  • Current research project(s) (2 pages)
  • List of ten most significant publications
  • Reasons justifying the application for the Prize (1/2 page)
  • Two supporting letters from external Institutions

The applications must be e-mailed as one continuous PDF file to the following address:

E-mail :

and by post to:

Bureau des Fondations

Prix Christophe Mérieux
Institut de France
23, quai de Conti 75270 Paris Cedex 06

For all further information, please contact the Foundations Office:
Tel : 01 44 41 44 48
E-mail :