Merck Competition

Win a AU$1,800 Merck 2018 Travel Grant Award to attend the AUCAOS Symposium.

“Our goal is to support upcoming scientists in their work and recognize the innovation you bring to solving the toughest challenges in Organic Semiconductor research. That’s why we’re inviting you to apply for our Merck 2018 Travel Grant Award.”

The competition is open to PhD students or postdoctoral research fellows who would have completed a PhD less than 5 years prior to submitting their competition entry. Entrants must be currently based at a University or research institution in Australia and planning to continue in 2019. Scientists from private companies are not eligible to enter the competition.

Download Merck Travel Grant Entry Details

The Winner will receive funding for the cost of registration, accommodation, and flights* to the AUCAOS symposium, up to the total value of AU$1,800.00 (* Domestic flights only). Three runners-up will be offered access to Global technical support for their proposed research submitted in the competition, and win AU$100 each.

To enter, please email jenny.mcshane@merckgroup.com the following before 5pm, 31 August 2018:

  • a description highlighting how the use of one or more of Merck (including Sigma-Aldrich brand) products would assist you in your research (no more than 100 words).
  • a copy of your abstract (download template)
  • a copy of the Merck Travel Grant Terms and Conditions (download terms and conditions)

Please ensure that you read and the Merck Travel Grant Terms and Conditions before submitting your application.