Setting a strong precedent in recognizing the brilliance of India’s scientific minds, Merck, a global leader in science and technology, has announced the third edition of the Merck Young Scientist Award 2023. This initiative not only honors the intellectual capital of young researchers but also inspires them to strive for groundbreaking achievements in life sciences.
The application process commenced on June 26, 2023, and is open till August 16, 2023. This year, the award will felicitate 10 exceptional minds that are propelling scientific advancements and thereby contributing to societal development. The winners will be disclosed at a ceremonial event on November 24, 2023.
Eligibility for this coveted award mandates researchers to have an affiliation with a research institute, possess less than 10 years of post-Ph.D. research experience, and reside in India. The award structure encompasses three categories: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, and Sustainability Research, emphasizing the pressing need for environmentally conscious scientific exploration.
Winners of the 2023 Merck Young Scientist Award will be granted a prize of INR 350,000, and runners-up will receive INR 100,000. This year, the focus on sustainability, along with Chemistry and Biology, reflects Merck’s recognition of the central role of sustainability in scientific research.