The call for submissions in the European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant within the Ideas programme of the EU FP7 has been opened today. Submissions can be made until January 10, 2013. The budget of the call amounts to € 150 million.
The european commission has published the call on September 18 with the following details:
|Deadline||January 10, 2013|
|Indicative budget||150 Million Euro|
Background on the European Research Council (ERC):
The European Research Council (ERC) has a unique position in European research funding. It is a science-led funding body, supporting research at the highest level of excellence. The ERC consists of an independent Scientific Council, responsible for scientific strategy and an administrative arm, the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA). The Commission is responsible for assuring the «ERC’s full autonomy and integrity».
The objectives of the ERC are to reinforce excellence, dynamism and creativity in European research and improve the attractiveness of Europe for the best researchers from across the world, as well as for industrial research investment.
Update Oct 17 2012:
The ERC has updated its guide for applicants for the synergy 2013 call.
- ERC Grant Schemes: Guide for Applicants for the Synergy Grant 2013 Call (PDF)
- Call homepage on the EU participant portal
- Earlier Blog posts on FP7