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Stimulating Innovative Research - 2020 Merck Research Grants

Deadline: 31 August 2020

Merck 2020

The Merck research program is offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. 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.

Grants of 100,000 EUR - 500,000  EUR per year for up to 3 years are available in the areas of:

  • Drug Discovery: Merck is offering research grants for proposals that have the potential to advance the field of drug discovery within Oncology and Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bioreactor design for cultured meat: Proposals will be considered that help to develop the next generation, scalable bioreactors that can support industrial scale meat and seafood manufacturing
  • Next generation machine Learning: Project proposals will be considered that seek to overcome current limitations in AI by a new generation of algorithms, inspired by today’s neurosciences and by advances in brain research
  • Pandemic preparedness / fighting new emerging viral infectious disease: Project proposals will be considered that leverage modern technologies to create new breakthrough solutions to be more prepared for pandemic outbreaks or work towards existing solutions that could help to fight emerging viral infections.

The Merck research grants program is open to scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company. Researchers may apply for more than one focus topic. If the application is successful, the researcher will be invited to submit a full proposal and join a deep-dive workshop with the other finalists in 2020.  

To submit an application, investigators must first register with the online portal.

Deadline: 31 August 2020, 23:59 CEST (16:59 Colombian time), except for the pandemic preparedness topic (no fixed deadline, applications to be evaluated in a rolling basis)

(DSM/DNIL)

[Boletín SIUN 489, 4 de junio de 2020]

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