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Mercks 350 RESEARCH GRANTS 2018 in Healthcare Sciences and Technology

Download the application form HERE

Deadline: August 15, 2018.


In celebrating its 350th anniversary, Merck offers a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. Merck intends to provide several research grants of up to EUR 350,000 per year for 3 years in various research areas with the option of extension or expansion.

Eligibility: Researchers from around the world may apply for the grants.

  • The research proposed for the grant must not: 
    • involve interventional clinical research
    • involve the testing of competitors’ products


  • Merck intends to provide research grants of up to EUR 350,000 per year for 3 years in several topic areas.
  • Top submitters will be invited to a Deep Dive workshop to further advance the proposals together with Merck scientists.
  • The deep dive workshop will include decision on grant recipients. Merck will cover all travel and accommodation costs.
  • Furthermore, grant winners may gain access to meaningful collaborations within Merck and all the resources and connections that this allows.

Application process:

Fill out the Application Form using only non-confidential information & send it via email to: 350researchgrants@merckgroup.com.

Fill out the Application Form with your research proposal, use only non-confidential information by August, 15th, 2018. Please make sure you have read and accepted the terms and conditions before you submit the application form.

All selected applicants will be invited to a three day workshop after signature of a confidential disclosure and workshop participation agreement to discuss and optimize a more detailed confidential research proposal further together with Merck scientists.

At the end of the workshop participants will present their optimized research proposal and the winning applicants will be selected by Merck. Merck will then enter into bilateral collaboration agreements with the winning recipients to enable pay-out of the research grant and project start in 2019.


Application Process