ERC Synergy Grants

Notify Faculty of intention to apply by: 18 September 2024

Deadline: 6 November 2024

The ERC Synergy Grants scheme invites group applications for projects with between 2 and 4 Principal Investigators, one of which much be designated as the corresponding PI. The collaborating PIs must bring together different skills and resources in order to tackle ambitious research problems. No specific eligibility criteria regarding the academic training are currently required, but PIs must present an early achievement track-record or a ten-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate. Applications can be made in any field of research. 

Funding and Duration
Synergy Grants can be up to a maximum of €10 million for a period of 6 years (pro rata for projects of shorter duration). An additional €4 million can be requested in the proposal in total to cover:

  1. eligible 'start-up' costs for Principal Investigators moving to the EU or an Associated Country from elsewhere as a consequence of receiving an ERC grant and/or
  2. the purchase of major equipment  and/or
  3. access to large facilities.

An ERC grant can cover up to 100% of the total eligible direct costs of the research plus a contribution of 25% of the total eligible costs towards indirect costs.

For further details on this scheme and how to apply, please visit the European Research Council's webpage for this opportunity

Internal and Funder Dates and Deadlines
This scheme opened 11 July 2024
The funder deadline is 6 November 2024
Our internal deadlines are:
Research Services submission deadline: 23 October 2024
Notify Faculty of intention to apply by: 18 September 2024