27 Oct 2023
ERC awards Synergy Grants to 37 research groups
On 26 October 2023, the ERC published the results of the latest roud of its Synergy Grant scheme. Thirty-seven research groups will receive €395 million in total to pool different skills, knowledge and resources to push the frontiers of our knowledge. Applicants submitted 395 proposals in this call. The 37 winning projects involve 135 researchers who will carry out their projects at 114 universities and research centres in 19 countries across Europe and beyond. The countries where most projects are hosted are: Germany (27), France (12), the Netherlands (7), Israel (6), followed by Spain, Italy, Sweden and Norway (5 each). 3 Principal Investigators are located in Austria. Twenty research groups include a researcher working in the UK, Switzerland, US, Australia, Singapore and South Africa.
The Synergy Grant scheme is aimed at a group of two to maximum four Principal Investigators (PIs) working together and bringing different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems. One Principal Investigator per research group can be hosted or engaged by an institution outside of the EU or Associated Countries.