Merck 2021 Research Grants: Real time testing and sensors

Announcement "open"
expires in less than 30 days
Merck Group
FSJd end:
Up to 500.000€/year

Who and How can apply?

The Merck research grants program is open to 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 grant or submit your application for more than one focus topic. If your application is successful, you are invited to submit a full proposal under confidentiality and join a deep-dive workshop with the other finalists. All applicants will be informed about the decision of the selection committee at the beginning of October.

Call scope

They are seeking research proposals that can substantially advance the state-of-the-art of in-line or at-line monitoring during the production of biopharmaceuticals with the ultimate goal being real-time release. Technologies may include: rapid microbiological testing for detection of bacteria, viruses, endotoxins (e.g. nucleic acid based, optical or spectroscopic technologies that can be validated); Sterile sampling: rapid, automated, flexible technologies for batch and continuous processes; In-line detection of protein aggregates that can be validated; Automated data processing technologies to support complex analytics that can enable electronic batch record creation (e.g. machine learning for mass spectrometry and chromatography data).

Value notes

Grant comprising between 100,000 - 500,000 $/year for 2 years with the option of extension.


In case of interest, contact with FSJD Research Department.