Merck Young Scientist Award
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Bioinformatics Summer Internship 2024 With Hands-On-Training + Project / Dissertation - 30 Days, 3 Months & 6 Months Duration

Merck Young Scientist Award for Biological Sciences 2023 + Rs. 2.5 Lakhs Cash Prize + Rs. 1 Lakh Travel Award

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The Merck Young Scientist Award Program is a prestigious biennial initiative that celebrates and recognizes the outstanding achievements of young scientists in India’s life sciences field. The award is in search of curious minds driven by passion to make a difference in millions of people across India.

Merck Young Scientist Award Overview


Merck Young Scientist Award is a step towards our vision of solving toughest problems in life sciences by collaborating with scientific community.


The award is given to an Indian researcher or scientist with less than 10 years of research experience (post-Ph.D.) and affiliated with a research institute.

Application Categories

Accepting applications in the field of Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and special category in the field of Sustainability Research (Green Chemistry, Renewable/Alternate Energy, Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing).


  • 5 Winners: Cash award ₹ 2,50,000 and Travel award: ₹ 1,00,000
  • 5 Runners-up: Cash award ₹ 1,00,000
  • Two winners and runners-up each for Biological and Chemical Sciences and one winner and runner-up for Sustainability Research

Last date for applications – 16th August 2023


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