How to apply

Step 1: Applicants should send an e-mail expressing their interest to They will then receive a reply inviting them to complete a grant application form, including 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 may only involve products from EMD Serono (a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany) or competitors, if used on-label and if the aim(s) of the research is (are) not to evaluate or compare the efficacy and/or safety of the products.

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

Applications for the 2018 grant are now closed. Should you wish to apply for the 2019 grant, please check back here for further updates when the grant reopens in September 2018.

The GGI 2018 grant winners will be announced on Friday, September 28, 2018, in Athens, Greece, coinciding with ESPE 2018.