Oncology Policy Research Grant

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MSD Oncology is extending an open invitation to the research community in Ireland to apply for an unrestricted grant as part of the Oncology Policy Grant Program. This grant request, which will be issued publicly, will be for research projects aimed at analyzing policy and health system readiness to deliver sustainable and innovative cancer care. 

MSD’s Independent Oncology Policy Grant Program seeks to encourage research around the following themes:

a)  The social value of cancer treatment 

b)  Financing approaches and access

c)  Innovation in cancer treatment

d)  Cancer and COVID-19

To be eligible for applying for this grant, researchers and research teams must meet the following selection criteria:   

This research will be funded by an unrestricted grant from MSD. Once the grant has been awarded, the researchers will remain independent and MSD will have no involvement in the direction of the research.

Please read this document carefully for further information about the themes, the application process, eligibility criteria and assessment criteria. 

The deadline for applying is August 21st, 2020. The application shall be sent via e-mail to MSD Global Oncology Policy at oncopolicy02@merck.com

Queries can be directed to Harriet Doig, Public Policy Manager for MSD Ireland at harriet.doig@merck.com. However, MSD Ireland will NOT be involved in assessing and selecting grant applications; this will be done by the Global Oncology Policy team.