Institut de France’s Christophe Mérieux Prize

Thanks to the "Christophe Mérieux Prize", the Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux allows a high-quality local research and helps researchers to work permanently in their countries.


Since 2007, the Fondation Christophe et Rodolphe Mérieux has given out an annual scientific ‘Grand Prize,’ called the “Christophe Mérieux Prize” to a researcher or research team studying infectious diseases in a developing country.

The winner is chosen by the Institut de France based on proposals from the Mérieux Foundation, which submits a list of researchers that were identified in the field.

This 500,000 euro prize is designed to support research on infectious disease in developing countries and reward research teams working permanently in these countries.