ERC Synergy Grants

Research Service

Submission deadline: 8 November 2023

Deadline: 8 November, 2023
ERC Synergy Grants fund ground-breaking frontier research projects across all fields of science. This highly competitive programme supports interdisciplinary projects bringing together different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems.


ERC SyG support teams of 2 to 4 Principal Investigators (PI) to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be tackled individually. Up to 1 PI can be from a third country: researchers based in Switzerland are therefore eligible to apply with funding by the European Commission.

Funding and duration

Synergy Grants can be up to a maximum of € 10 million for a period of 6 years.
They 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.

Timeline of the call

The call opens on the 12th of July and closes on the 8 November 2023.

The application is evaluated in a three-step evaluation process, which includes interviews with the entire team as a final evaluation step.

Further information

ERC website


Please contact Martina Pestoni.