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Merck Group Research Grant

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on May 11, 2020 in Research Funding

Merck is offering a series of research grants to simulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. Grants of 100,000 EUR – 500,000 EUR per year for up to 3 years are available in the areas of:

  • Drug discovery
  • Bioreactor design for cultured meat
  • Next generation machine learning
  • Pandemic preparedness/fighting new emerging viral infectious disease

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 2020. 

Submissions will be accepted until 31 August 2020 for the Drug discovery, Bioreactor design, and Next generation machine learning topics. For the Pandemic preparedness topic, there is no fixed deadline, since applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information, please consult the Merck Group 2020 Research Grants website

Dalhousie Contact: Annette Rushton (


Internal: August 24, 2020 at 4:30pm

Funder: August 31, 2020 at 7pm (AST)