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Horizon Europe. ERC Synergy Grant (deadline: Nov 10, 2021)

Applications for an ERC Synergy Grant (ERC SyG) must be submitted by a minimum of two to a maximum of four Principal Investigators (PIs) and must include an outstanding intrinsic synergetic effect. PIs have to present an early achievement track-record or a ten-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate.

ERC SyG seek to bring together complementary expertise, skills and resources in order to conduct research, which cannot be carried out by a single PI working alone. The group of PIs has to explain in the proposal why the research questions can best be tackled in this constellation. LOGO_ERCPIs can apply within the same or different host institutions established in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries. One of the PI’s host institution can also be located in a third country. This host institution is eligible for funding too. ERC SyG can be up to a maximum of 10 million Euro for a period of six years. In addition, 4 million Euro can be requested in the proposal in total and only once to cover e.g. eligible ‘start-up’ costs. A three-step evaluation procedure is applied.

Please note: If you are considering applying for an ERC grant, please contact the EU Office of the University of Göttingen as soon as possible. The Presidential Board has introduced specific procedures for ERC proposals (in German) to be hosted by the University of Göttingen. These specific procedures have been extended to apply throughout the duration of Horizon Europe (2021-2027). Hence, special modalities and internal deadlines (in English) will be applied.

About ERC Synergy Grants:

Further information on the call


André Schulte

Research and Transfer Services

EU Office, Göttingen University

Tel. +49 (0)551 / 39-25772