2020 Research Grants
Stimulating innovative research
In 2020, we offer a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. Grants of 100,000 EUR - 500,000 EUR per year for up to 3 years are available in the areas of
- Drug discovery
- Bioreactor design for cultured meat
- Next generation machine learning
- Pandemic preparedness / fighting new emerging viral infectious disease
About the 2020 research grants
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 focus topic. If your application is successful, you are invited to submit a full proposal 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.
Submissions are now closed. Submissions deadline is 31 August 2020.
Deep dive Workshops
The deep-dive workshops take place November 3rd- 5th, 2020. Due to the current traveling restrictions, this will take place in an online format. Finalists will work together with our managers and scientists to jointly optimize submitted project proposals. The culmination online deep-dives will be the selection of the research grant winners.
350 research grants
In celebrating our 350th anniversary, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany initiated a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance.