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Submission deadlines:


31 May 2022 - Research Challenges [1]

31 August 2022 - Research Grants


[1] Notification: According to the Terms and Conditions document, the organizer has the right to amend the deadline. We hereby extend the deadline for applications to participate to 31st May. 


Merck KGaA, Frankfurter Str. 250, 64293, Darmstadt, Germany, uses your personal data collected in this online submission platform for evaluating your application, including to contact you via phone or e-mail (Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR), to track repeat and multiple applications from the same applicant, and in case your application is selected, to use this information to prepare an agreement (contract) between a research institution/organization you are affiliated with, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

In the event we inform you that your proposal is selected, we will process the information you provide in accordance with our privacy and cookie policy. By submitting your Application Form, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all information you provide about yourself is true, accurate, current and complete. Furthermore, you confirm that you obtained the explicit consent of any other persons whose personal data you may provide. You understand that transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and is not encrypted; Internet or phone service providers are third parties used for delivery of the messages therefore you understand that transfer of messages via these communications channels are subject to their own terms and conditions.

Your personal data will be shared by us with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany affiliates and partners, including, but not limited to an independent review committee evaluating your application for the purposes of such evaluation. Where we share data with recipients outside of the EU, we conclude standard contractual clauses issues by the EU Commission to safeguard your data (“Clauses”). You have a right to receive and inspect your stored personal data, to demand its correction or deletion, to object to its future use and to receive copies of the Clauses, for example by contacting our data privacy officer ([email protected]). We will keep your data as long as your application is under review and 12 Months.

The full data privacy statement can be viewed here.

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