Industry and other Funding

Merck KGaA Innovation Cup
Amount: EUR 20,000
Applications open from November 1st 2018 – January 31st 2019

Summary: The Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will be hosting the Merck Innovation Cup Summer Camp. The Innovation Cup is an initiative for post-graduate students in natural sciences, computer sciences, and business administration to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany. All travel, food and accommodation expenses are paid by Merck. It is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical industry and it provides a unique chance to network with the brightest students from all around the world. Postdocs and post-graduate students on their way towards a PhD in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine biotechnology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, data sciences, informatics, biochemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related fields are invited to apply. In addition, advances MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical business and background in natural sciences are also eligible. As a participant in our BioPharma Innovation Cup, you get a chance to network with top students from around the world, work in teams to develop new innovative ideas for unmet medical need, and build a business case with support from experiences professionals. We are offering shared prizes of €20,000 fir the winning team and €5,000 for the runner-up. And things even more interesting, options to implement the best business plans will be evaluated.
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TaNeDS Global 2019: Open Grant Competition
Amount:Up to $300,000
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Indirect Overhead Rate: Full Amount

Summary: TaNeDS (Take a New Challenge for Drug Discovery) program provides close partnership between you and scientists in Daiichi Sankyo to tackle unmet medical needs. This program will provide research interests and collect application forms from principal investigators affiliated with research institutions in academia and small biotech located in Europe and the United States. After careful review by selected members of Daiichi Sankyo, winners will begin their collaborative research.
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