Merieux International Research Grants in Health-Related Fields

Merieux Institute is delighted to invite applications for the Merieux Research Grants. Scholars from all nations are welcome to apply. He or she will be expected to do research in the field of infectious diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, nutrition, food and water safety world-wide. The winning candidates will receive benefit up to €200,000 each for two years duration. To apply, the application packet must be received no later than October 14, 2016.

Scholarship Description
These research grants are designed to promote and identify innovative projects. They provide investigators (junior, senior, in the medical or scientific community) in public and private laboratories with the funding needed to conduct projects on infectious diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, nutrition, food and water safety. There are two types of grants: Advanced Research Grants for the most innovative projects having significant strategic advantages; Starting Research Grants for projects that, although interesting, must clearly demonstrate their feasibility.

Award Value
Those are selected will receive benefit as follow:

  • Advanced Research Grant: One-hundred Euros (€100,000) to two-hundred Euros (€200,000) over two years.
  • Starting Research Grant: forty thousand Euros (€40,000) over two years.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program on infectious diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, nutrition, food and water safety.

Place of Study
The research can be taken worldwide.

Eligibility and Criteria
The Merieux Research Grants are flexible (i.e. can be used for consumables, equipment, salaries and/or travel expenses), and open to any established scientist from academic and private research institutions. Applications from pharma/biotech entities are not eligible. Grants are primarily allocated to proposals submitted by a single principal investigator. Collaborative projects from two PIs are eligible (though not prioritized) : in such a case, grants from successful applications will be allocated to the hosting institution of the main PI.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
All interested candidates are advised to learn the application procedure at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
October 14, 2016.

Website and Application Link