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“The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Merck & Co., Inc....have announced a long-term research and education collaboration to pursue joint initiatives in both MIT science and engineering...[u]nder the terms [of the funding agreement], Merck will have certain patent and technology license rights to developments resulting from the Merck-supported collaborations in exchange for funding up to $15 million over the initial five-year period, with an option to extend these collaborations to ten years....

“Merck will engage broadly with MIT Science and Bioengineering through the support of faculty in science and bioengineering areas in developing technology and research....Under the agreement, MIT will propose programs and projects to joint collaboration managers....

“In addition, Merck will support a group of 18 Merck Scholars through creation of a MIT-Merck Fellowship Program — eight scholars at the graduate level in engineering, physical science and mathematics — and ten at the post-doctoral level in biological science.”

(; accessed 9/22/03)

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