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Funding news - 08/09/2017

Grants4Targets Crop Science Offers Support for Eligible Researchers and Start-ups

Grants4Targets Crop Science is administered by Bayer Global; a global life science company with key competencies within the areas of healthcare and agriculture.

Bayer Global works towards finding solutions to some of the most important challenges of modern times.

The aim of this particular scheme is to translate research innovation into modern crop protection products suitable for meeting the future challenges of the global agricultural community. Financial and scientific support is available that will enable the exploration of new ideas for novel molecular targets towards developing innovative, new crop protection solutions for weed, pest and disease control.

Applications are welcome from university researchers, other academic research institutes and start-up businesses worldwide. Two types of grants will be allocated by Bayer and will be dependent upon the molecular target, the scientific data provided and the proposal maturity. Novel targets are sought after for innovative crop protection solutions:

  • Within the areas of weed, pest and disease control.
  • Based upon defined molecular targets.
  • Modulated by a compound.

Support grants, worth between €2,000 and €10,000, are intended for novel targets that are at very early discovery stage. Focus grants, worth between €10,000 and €50,000, are intended for more advanced proposals in order to support promising research towards a fully validated crop protection target. In addition to this, grants may be further complimented with benefits such as small molecule tool compounds, assisting technologies and further collaboration opportunities.

The next deadline for this scheme is 31 March 2018.

For further information, interested parties should visit the Bayer Global website

Source: Bayer Global, 08/09/2017

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