Merck Research Grants 

Are you considering obtaining a grant for your research but do not know how? Hurry then and apply for the 2023 Merck Research Grants as soon as you can but ensure that you have complied with the stated criteria, hurry and apply now!!

About Merck Research Grant

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.


Research Grant

Research Areas

  • Healthy Lives / Drug Discovery
  • Life Reimagined / Synthetic Biology
  • Materials & Solutions
  • Digitalization / Computing


  • 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 advance the proposals with Merck scientists further.
  • The deep dive workshop will include decisions on grant recipients.
  • Merck will cover all travel and accommodation costs. Furthermore, grant winners may access meaningful collaborations within Merck and all the resources and connections this allows.

Eligibility Requirement:

Researchers from around the world may apply for grants.

The research proposed for the grant must not: 

  • involve any of Merck’s product
  • involve interventional clinical research
  • involve the testing of competitors’ products

Application Procedure:

  • Fill out the Application Form with your research proposal, and use only non-confidential information by August 15th. Please read and accept the terms and conditions before submitting the application form.
  • All selected applicants will be invited to a three-day workshop after the 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 started in 2020.

Application Deadline: August 15th.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Merck Research Grants


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