The purpose of Synergy Grants is to bring two to four researchers and address ambitious research questions using their complementary skills, knowledge and resources in unprecedented ways. With this scheme the ultimate goal is to give support to a close collaborative interactions that will enable transformative research at the forefront of science, capable of yielding ground-breaking or even unpredictable scientific results and/or cross-fertilizing disciplines.

The researchers applying to Synergy Grant are expected to explain the synergies between them in detail and the groundbreaking discoveries that a single researcher cannot achieve alone but can only be achieved together. There are no other specific requirements other than high scientific quality and ambition enhanced by the synergetic collaborative aspect of the project, however Synergy Grant Calls are expected to be highly competitive, where only exceptional applications will be accepted.

Synergy Grant projects are evaluated differently than other ERC calls. First of all, researchers who apply for SyG are required to select “keywords" instead of a panel selection, unlike StG, CoG, AdG calls. In addition, the evaluation of StG, CoG, AdG calls is planned to be two-stage, while the SyG call is has a three-stage evaluation. In the first stage, B1 form is examined, in the 2nd and 3rd stages the whole project proposal will be evaluated and in the 3rd stage, the principal researchers will be interviewed.

Synergy Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of EUR 10 000 000 for a period of 6 years. However, up to an additional EUR 4 000 000 in total can be requested in the proposal to cover (a) eligible "start-up" costs for Principal Investigators moving to the EU or an Associated Country from elsewhere as a consequence of receiving the ERC grant and/or (b) the purchase of major equipment and/or (c) access to large facilities.

One Principal Investigator in a Synergy Grant Group to be based anywhere in the world, including outside the territory of the European Union (EU) Member States and Associated Countries.

ERC-2023-SyG call was launched on 13 July 2022 and closed on 8 November 2022 at 17:00 Brussels time. 

For your questions regarding the call please contact us as ERC National Contact Points in TÜBİTAK through


Call Page (This call was closed on 8 November 2022)



Important documents for the call

ERC Work Programme 2023

SyG 2023 - Information for Applicants

SyG 2023 - Application Forms

SyG 2023 - Guide for Peer reviewers

ERC Rules of Submission and evaluation under Horizon Europe

MGA used for ERC actions under Horizon Europe (HE General MGA) 


List of ERC Panel Members

2023 SyG List of Panel Chairs (not published yet)

2022 SyG List of Panel Chairs

2018-2020 SyG List of Panel Members and Chairs (aggregated)


Additional Documents

EU Financial Regulation 2018/1046

Rules for Legal Entity Validation, LEAR Appointment and Financial Capacity Assessment

Funding & Tenders Portal Online Manual

Funding & Tenders Portal Terms and Conditions

Funding & Tenders Portal Privacy Statement

Association agreements to Horizon Europe