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Research Operations Office


Published on Thu, 20/07/2017 - 14:58

The European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant scheme is aimed at groups of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems in any discipline. The nature of the collaboration within an ERC Synergy Group should be a group of distinct PIs, demonstrating the synergies, complementarities and added value that could lead to breakthroughs that would not be achieved by the individual PIs working alone.

The PIs can be at any stage in their career (2+ years from the award of their PhD) and their track records should be measured against the usual criteria for ERC Starting/Consolidator/Advanced grant profiles.  PIs are expected to spend a minimum of 30% of their time on the project. Funding of up to €10M is available for projects up to 6 years and the call deadline is expected to be  14th November 2017. More details about the scheme can be found at

The Research Operations Office is organising an information session on how to apply to the scheme

Wednesday 9th August

9:30am - 12:00pm

Lecture Room 2, Mill Lane Lecture Theatres

To register

The session will include a brief overview of the scheme by Bethan Jones, the ERC Officer for the University of Cambridge, with hints and tips from Dr Andrea Salter, Research Facilitator for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and insights from two of our current Synergy Grant holders, Dr Mary Laven and Professor Deborah Howard who, along with Dr Abigail Brundin, are holders of the Synergy Grant "Domestic Devotions: The Place of Piety in the Renaissance Italian Home".