Merck KGaA: 2021 Research Grants that Stimulate Innovation (multiple opportunities)

Merck KGaA 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 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.