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European Commission Open Call: ERC Synergy Grants

European Commission Open Call: ERC Synergy Grants

Deadline: 8-Nov-22

The European Commission (EC) is accepting proposal for European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grants to provide support for a small group of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone.

Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the cross-fertilization of scientific fields, from new productive lines of enquiry, or new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. The transformative research funded by Synergy Grants should have the potential of becoming a benchmark on a global scale.
Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Principal Investigators must also demonstrate that their group can successfully bring together the scientific elements necessary to address the scope and complexity of the proposed research question.
One of the Principal Investigators must be designated as the Corresponding Principal Investigator. At any one time, one Principal Investigator per Synergy Grant Group except the Corresponding one can be hosted or engaged by an institution outside of the EU or Associated Countries.
Funding Information
Synergy Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of EUR 10 000 000 for a period of 6 years. The maximum award is reduced pro rata temporis for projects of a shorter duration. This does not apply to ongoing projects.
Additional funding up to EUR 4 000 000.
Eligibility Criteria
The ERC actions are open to researchers of any nationality, who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country. Principal Investigators may be of any age and nationality, and may reside in any country in the world at the time of the application.

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