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External Award: Merieux Research Grants

September 22, 2016
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The Merieux Institute is currently accepting international applications for their Research Grants, which aim to "identify and promote innovative projects on infectious diseases, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, nutrition, food and water safety."

The applicants will receive a two year research grant of up to €200,000. The grants are flexible and can be used for a variety of research expenses. 

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 established principal investigator (with proven ability to run competitive research in an independent fashion).

Grants are awarded upon assessment of a short (seven pages) proposal. Evaluation is carried out three times a year by internal and external experts (deadline for submission : January 29, 2016 / May 20, 2016 / October 14, 2016) . The selection is stringent with an approximate 5-10% rate of acceptance. The whole selection process takes about 4-6 months. Money for the first year is allocated between 3 to 12 months after decision of acceptance (depending on further negotiations between the Institut Merieux and the hosting institution of the Principal Investigator).

For more details and to submit your project please visit the Institut Merieux.

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