Funding

Grants4Traits

What

We are looking for novel approaches and enabling technologies that could lead to innovative traits in crops, fostering

  • yield enhancement
  • insect control
  • disease control
  • weed control
  • Enabling technologies, including gene editing
Who
  • Universities
  • Other academic research institutes
  • Startup and biotech companies
What do we offer
  • Research grants are for one year from €5,000 to €50,000 
  • Ownership of any intellectual property you develop 
  • A Bayer contact to help you with any questions 
  • Potential for further Bayer support for your research 

The Grants4Traits crowdsourcing initiative in agriculture offers financial and scientific support to develop your ideas for novel traits that help to achieve higher yield, quality and safety in crops.

We are looking for novel approaches and enabling technologies that could lead to innovative traits in crops, fostering

  • yield enhancement
  • insect control
  • disease control
  • weed control
  • Enabling technologies, including gene editing

  • Universities
  • Other academic research institutes
  • Startup and biotech companies

  • Research grants are for one year from €5,000 to €50,000 
  • Ownership of any intellectual property you develop 
  • A Bayer contact to help you with any questions 
  • Potential for further Bayer support for your research 

How to apply?

Step 1

Formulate your idea

Step 2

Visit the Grants4Traits portal https://grants4traits.bayer.com/

Step 3

Provide us with a brief non-confidential description of your proposal

Step 4

If requested, provide us with a detailed project workplan