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Merck Research Grants 2021

Merck Group. is offering Merck Research Grants 2021 in Germany. This is an exciting opportunity for scientist from all around the world to take part in one of the most modern and advance pharmaceutical company in the world. Purpose of this research grants is to innovative research in challenging areas of future importance.

We are looking for innovative research proposals from scientists worldwide. Top submitters will be invited to a Deep Dive workshop in November and Deember to further advance the proposals together with Merck scientists. The deep dive workshop will include decisions on grant recipients. Merck will then enter into bilateral collaboration agreements with the winning recipients to enable pay-out of the research grant and project start in 2021.

Scientists in all career stages who are affiliated with any research-based institution, university or company, can apply for this grant. Scientists can apply for focus topic containing non-confidential informational only. Following are the areas available for grant,

  • Drug discovery 
  • Real time testing and sensors
  • Nanoparticle for nucleic acid delivery
  • Digital Innovation
  • Bioelectronics
  • Sustainability
  • Media recycling for Cultured Meat
  • Organoids

Merck Research Grants Details

  • Host Organization: Merck Group
  • Course Level: Research
  • Eligible Region: Open for All Countries
  • Country: Germany
  • Deadline: 31 August 2021

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Research Grants Value

Grants worth of 40,000 EUR – 450,000 EUR per year for up to 3 years are available.

Areas of Research

Details of areas of research areas with grants are given below,

Drug Discovery

Next game-changing molecule or technology to cure cancer or autoimmune disease.
Up to 350,000€ for 2-3 years.

Real time testing and sensors

For this research Merck is offering grant comprising between 100,000 – 500,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension

Nanoparticle for nucleic acid delivery

A grant comprising between 100,000 – 300,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension.

Digital Innovation

Total of 3 grants comprising 40,000 – 100,000 € for 1 year with the option of extension


grant comprising 150,000 €/year for 3 years 


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

Next Generation Machine Learning

A new generation of algorithms inspired by today’s neurosciences and advances in brain research to overcome current limitations in AI.
Up to 250,000€ for 3 years.


grant/s to be negotiated on a case by case basis

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  • Eligible for all countries.
  • Eligible for 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 will be invited to submit a full proposal and join a deep-dive workshop with the other finalists in 2021.  


Last date to submit Merck research proposal is 31 August 2021.

How to Apply

In order to apply, fill out the application form with your research proposal, using non-confidential information only. Please make sure you have read and accepted the terms and conditions before you submit the application form. To submit an application, investigators must first register with our online portal. On your first visit, you will need to register (click “register” in the online form) with a valid email address. Your registration link will then be forwarded to this email address. Click the link below to register,

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