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sha Merck Research Grants Programme for Scientists Worldwide (Win up to 500,000 EUR)

Merck Research Grants Programme for Scientists Worldwide (Win up to 500,000 EUR)

The Merck Group is offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance in 2022.

The deep-dive workshops will take place in November and December 2021. Finalists will work together with Merck managers and scientists to jointly optimize submitted project proposals. The culmination of the deep-dive workshops will be the selection of the research grant winners.

Worth of Award

In 2022, they are offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance.  Grants of up to 500,000 € per year for up to 3 years are available in the areas as further specified below.

  • Drug discovery – 3 grants comprising up to 500,000 €/year for 3 years with the option of extension.
  • AI for predictive diagnostics & therapeutic target discovery – grant comprising between 100,000 – 300,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension
  • Chemistry in the cloud – Rapid synthesis through automation – 1 grant comprising 100,000 €/year for 3 years
  • Innovation within green chemistry – 1 grant comprising 100,000 € for 1 year with potential further collaboration
  • Sustainability in healthcare R&D – 1 grant comprising 100,000 € for 1 year

Eligibility

  • The Merck research grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company.
  • Submissions are accepted from scientists in all countries all over the world.

How to Apply

  • Applicants submit their application for the focus topics containing non-confidential information only.
  • You may apply for more than one focus topic. If your application is successful, you will be invited to submit a full proposal and join a deep-dive workshop with the other finalists in 2022.
  • To submit an application, investigators must first register with our online portal. On your first visit, you will need to register (click “register” in the online form) with a valid email address. Your registration link will then be forwarded to this email address. Refer to the FAQ section for details.
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Deadline: Submissions will be accepted until August 31, 2022 23:59 CEST for the Drug discovery, Bioreactor design, Next generation machine learning topics. For the Pandemic preparedness topic, there is no fixed deadline, since applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so that we are able to provide a quicker response in these challenging times.

 

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