Last Updated

25 Nov 2021

Merck Call for Applications: Innovation Travel Grant

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany invites advanced students in the natural sciences, computer sciences, and business administration from all over the world to apply to participate in the Innovation Cup. 35 students will be selected for the Innovation Travel Grant for Post Graduates and Young Professionals.


  • Sciences: Postgraduate students in the natural sciences on their way towards a PhD or working as a postdoc in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, biotech, bioinformat-ics, biochemistry, pharmacy, informatics,computer science, data science, engineering,or related fields
  • Business: Advanced MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical and chemical business 

The Innovation Cup:

The brightest students from all over the world meet at our company headquarters to learn from professionals, network, develop business plans and win the 20,000 EUR Innovation Cup, which will take place on 23. - 29. July, 2022 near Frankfurt, Germany. Find more information on the innovation cup 2022 teams and application process. 

As a participant in our 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 experienced professionals. We are offering shared prizes of €20,000 for the winning team and €5,000 for the runner-up. Selected top performing participants could get an offer for a permanent employment at Merck. And to make things even more interesting, options to implement the best business plans will be evaluated.

Read more here

Applications deadline January 31, 2022.