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Merck Research Grants 2021

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 following areas:

  • Drug Discovery
  • Real time testing and sensors 
  • Nanoparticle for nucleic acid delivery 
  • Digital Innovation
  • Bioelectronics
  • Sustainability
  • Media recycling for cultured meat
  • Organoids

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 Merck selection committee at the beginning of October. 

Submission deadline is 31 August 2021. 

More information can be found on the Merck Website

Please contact Charlotte Bell if you are considering applying

Novartis opportunities

Further information working with Novartis (SSO login required)




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