Info Webinar: ERC Synergy Grants - Opportunities for Indian Researchers

    06/10/2021 - 02:30
    India, New Delhi
    06/10/2021 - 03:30
    EU Delegation and EURAXESS India

Are you a researcher that wants to address a research problem so ambitious, that can not be dealt with you and your team alone? The Synergy Grants could be for you!


Join us for an informative session on Wednesday, 06 October, 2.30pm-3.30pm I 11.00-12.00 CET.



Who can apply?

A group of two to maximum four Principal Investigators (PIs) – of which one will be designated as the corresponding PI (cPI) – working together and bringing different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems. No specific eligibility criteria regarding the academic training are foreseen for ERC Synergy Grants. PIs must present an early achievement track-record or a ten-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate.

Proposals will be evaluated on the sole criterion of scientific excellence which, in the case the ERC Synergy Grants, takes on the additional meaning of outstanding intrinsic synergetic effect.


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. This webinar will focus on researchers based in INDIA.

When will this webinar take place?

This 1-hour webinar will take place on 06 October at 2.30pm-3.30pm Indian Standard Time. Please ensure you confirm the timing in the time zone where you are based!

Will participants be able to ask questions?

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

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.




Watch the webinar recording here


More Information on the SYNERGY GRANTS:


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. It is also possible to have one or more team members located in a third country.

Vacancies for team members interested in joining an ERC led research project can be published on the Euraxess-Jobs portal.

UK’s participation in Horizon Europe

The UK is expected to soon become an associated country to the EU’s R&I Framework Programme Horizon Europe. The UK will therefore have the same rights and obligations as other countries associated to the Programme. Read more.


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 ERC has yearly calls for proposals covering all scientific fields.

For an ERC grant application to be complete, it needs to include the administrative forms, the research proposal and the supplementary documents. The completed proposal should be submitted by the specified closing date.

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