The ERC Scientific Council has announced to take preliminary steps to re-introduce the Synergy Grant funding scheme in 2018.
Synergy Grants are open to a small group of principal investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address research problems. 24 projects have been funded following two pilot calls in 2012 and 2013.
The ERC Scientific Council agreed to re-introduce the scheme in the beginning of October at its plenary session in Dublin, Ireland. The future Synergy Grant call for proposals, including its budget, dates and eligibility criteria, should be published in the 2018 ERC Work Programme to be adopted by the European Commission in 2017.