Merck 2022 Research Grants | Research Funding


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Date 31.08.2022  
Category Call for proposal
Aim:  In 2022, Merck is offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance.  Grants are available in the following areas of interest:
  • Drug Discovery
  • AI for predictive diagnostics & therapeutic target discovery
  • Chemistry in the cloud – Rapid synthesis through automation
  • Innovation within green chemistry
  • Sustainability in healthcare R&D

For more information on the various topic areas, see here.

Funding: up to 500,000 EUR/year (depending on topic area)

Duration: 1-3 years (depending on topic area)

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. You may apply for more than one grant or submit your application for more than one focus topic.

How to Apply: In a first step, applicants submit a brief project description containing non-confidential information only. If your application is successful, you will be 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. Any questions about confidentiality and disclosure during either stage should be directed to the TTO.

Deadline:      31-August-2022

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here
  • The application portal can be found here
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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