Bayer: Grants4Ag 2023 - Transformative approaches for next-gen crop protection
- Principal investigators, postdocs, startup companies, CROs, pharmaceutical companies and other non-university entrepreneurs/researchers/innovators in any country are all eligible to submit proposals
Weeds, disease, and harmful insects rob plants of water, sunlight, and nutrients, which can have a devastating impact on food production. Bayer brings greater than a century of research to manage these global challenges, and they want you to help them find the next exciting class of crop protection products.
Bayer are interested in collaborating to identify novel starting points for crop science R&D, which includes finding tool compounds that could unlock new modes of action for control of fungal diseases, insect pests, or weeds as well as reducing the environmental impact of future products.
Through Bayer Crop Science Grants4Ag program, we offer unrestricted funding and focused guidance toward discovering new molecular targets for fungicide, pesticide or herbicide research as well as delivery mechanisms or formulations for novel active ingredients.
Bayer are interested in providing funding and mentoring in order to advance your research and determine if there is any potential application in shaping the future of crop protection.
Solutions of interest include: novel biochemical or structural targets that could inhibit key pathways in plants, insects or fungi. Innovative methods to deliver active ingredients to plant or pathogen-based systems.
Bayer's must-have requirements are: submissions must include a hypothesis for an effect that can be tested experimentally.
What's out of scope: compounds with known or expected biological activity (please submit to our Testing4Ag program).
Potential other applications:
Novel crop protection mode of action and active ingredient delivery approach.
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