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Research Grants (drug discovery, chemistry, sustainability)

The Research Grants funded by Merck provide support for researchers around the world who are affiliated with a university, research institute or company. In 2022, the following areas are covered:

  • Drug Discovery
  • AI for predictive diagnostics & therapeutic target discovery
  • Chemistry in the cloud – Rapid synthesis through automation
  • Innovation within green chemistry
  • Sustainability in healthcare R&D

Applicants may apply for up to 500,000 EUR per year for 3 years. There is a 2-step application process with the first stage application closing on August 31, 2022. The second stage involves a deep dive workshop in November, after which the grant decisions will be made.

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