Designation/Position- Research Grant
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany invites application for Research Grant from eligible and interested candidates
About- The Merck research grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company. Applicants submit their application for the focus topics containing non-confidential information only. You may apply for more than one grant or submit your application for more than one focus topic. If your application is successful, you are invited to submit a full proposal under confidentiality and join a deep-dive workshop with the other finalists. All applicants will be informed about the decision of the selection committee at the beginning of October.
1) Drug Discovery 2) Sustainability 3) Media recycling for cultured meat 4) Organoids 5) Digital Innovation with three subtopics 6) Bioelectronics 7) Real time testing and sensors 8) Nanoparticle for nucleic acid delivery
The research grants program is open to scientists at all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university, or company.
As part of our commitment to advance science and technology, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany launched the research grants program (hereinafter the “Research Grant”). The aim of the Research Grant is to create new sustainable partnerships with leading global science and technology players to work on breakthrough science and to generate valuable seeds for future business.
In 2021, Merc is offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. Grants of 40,000 € – 450,000 € per year for up to 3 years are available in the areas as further specified below.
- Drug Discovery – 3 grants comprising 350,000 €/year for 3 years with the option of extension.
- Real time testing and sensors – grant comprising between 100,000 – 500,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension
- Nanoparticle for nucleic acid delivery – grant comprising between 100,000 – 300,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension
- Digital Innovation – 3 grants comprising 40,000 – 100,000 € for 1 year with the option of extension
- Bioelectronics – grant comprising 150,000 €/year for 3 years
- Sustainability – grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis
- Media recycling for cultured meat – grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis
- Organoids – grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis
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.
How to Apply-
To submit an application, investigators must first register with our online portal. On your first visit, you need to register with a valid email address.
Applicants submit their application online (https://research-grants-challenges.optimytool.com/en). The application form which is available online under the link https://research-grants-challenges.optimytool.com/en (hereinafter the “Application Form”) must be filled out with the submitter’s research proposal.
Only non – confidential information should be submitted in the research proposal.
The submission date for research proposals is August 31st, 2021.
You may apply for more than one grant or submit your application for more than one focus topic