What is the GGI?

The Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI) is an initiative funded by EMD Serono, a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Researchers with proposals for projects that have the potential to advance understanding in the field of growth are invited to apply for the GGI award.

EMD Serono is investing a total of 400,000 Euros per year in this program. This total amount will be divided among up to 3 research proposals. The duration of each project should not exceed 3 years. Projects with indirect costs exceeding 25% of project value will not be accepted.

Applications are evaluated by an independent Scientific Committee composed of internationally renowned researchers and endocrinologists, according to five criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Scientific rationale
  • Clarity
  • Feasibility
  • Impact of research.

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

Please visit the GGI 2018 page for details.

Apply now! Applications for the 2019 GGI award are being accepted until Thursday, January 31, 2019.