29/09/2021

ERC Synergy Grants - Opportunities for Small Teams of Excellent Researchers


  • START DATE
    11/10/2021 - 15:00
  • EVENT TYPE
    Webinar
  • LOCATION
    Singapore, Singapore
  • END DATE
    11/10/2021 - 16:00
  • ORGANISER
    EURAXESS ASEAN

This event has now ended.

Please find below the event recording as well as the presentation slides.

For any specific questions concerning the application please email ERC-SYG-APPLICANTS@ec.europa.eu

ERC Synergy Grant - Grants for small teams of researchers (Dr Agnes Kulcsar) (2.34 MB)

 

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ERC Synergy Grants offer 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. While research must be conducted by all PIs in a public or private research organisation (known as a Host Institution, HI) in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries - one Principal Investigator per Synergy Grant group at any one time can be hosted or engaged by an institution outside of the EU or Associated Countries, e.g. Singapore.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to learn more about the eligibility criteria and application advive for the ERC Synergy Grant.

Speakers:

  • Dr Agnes KULCSAR, Scientific Officer, European Research Council

  • Ms Isabelle PIROLO, Policy Officer, EU Delegation to Singapore

  • Moderated by Dr RENTZOW-VASU, Regional Coordinator EURAXESS Worldwide

 

Who should attend?

This session is directed at well established researchers with an excellent track-record (PhD + 2 to 15 years of experience) of all disciplines and all nationalities.

 

When will this webinar take place?

The webinar will take place on Monday, 11 October at 3pm Singapore time.

Will participants be able to ask questions?

Participants are encouraged to submit their questions prior to the event via email at asean@euraxess.net. Please use the subject heading 'Question for ERC Synergy Grants webinar Singapore.'

Webinar participant will be able to submit questions to the speakers during the webinar in writing via the Q&A function.

Registration is mandatory. Space is limited.

REGISTRATION

ERC SYNERGY GRANTS IN SHORT:

Applications can be made in any field of research.

The ERC's grants operate on a 'bottom-up' basis without predetermined priorities. In the case of the ERC Synergy Grants, applications must demonstrate that the proposed research cannot be carried out by a single PI working alone.

ERC Synergy grants support projects carried out by a group of two to four individual researchers who can employ researchers of any nationality as team members. Research must be conducted by all PIs in a public or private research organisation (known as a Host Institution, HI). It could be the HI where the applicant already works, or any other HI established in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries. One Principal Investigator per Synergy Grant group at any one time can be hosted or engaged by an institution outside of the EU or Associated Countries - including Singapore.

How much?

Synergy Grants can be up to a maximum of € 10 million for a period of 6 years (pro rata for projects of shorter duration). However an addition € 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.

How to apply?

ERC grant applications can only be submitted in response to a Call for Proposals. The 2022 ERC Synergy Grant call closes on 10 November 2021. Please note that this is an annual call!

Calls are published on this page, the European Commission’s Funding and Tenders Portaland in the Official Journal of the European Union.