How to apply

Step 1: Applicants should send an e-mail expressing their interest to They will then receive an automatic reply inviting them to complete a letter of intent and a brief description of their research project.

Step 2: Applicants should submit their completed grant application form and details of their project to In response, they will receive an acknowledgement of the completion of their submission, which concludes the initial application process.

Please note: We would like to draw your attention to the stipulations listed in the program description and rules page. In particular, that the research must not involve any products of EMD Serono, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, testing of competitor products, or interventional clinical studies.

If the applicant does not receive a request to complete the grant application form and/or the acknowledgement email, they must assume that their application has not been received by the GGI administrator. In this instance, the applicant should resubmit their initial enquiry to

Apply now! Applications for the 2018 GGI award are being accepted until Wednesday January 31, 2018.

The GGI 2017 grant winners were announced on Friday, September 15, 2017, in Washington, DC, US, coinciding with IMPE 2017.