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Q: Are there any restrictions on the location of the Host Institutions (HIs) or Principal Investigators (PIs) applying to an ERC Synergy Grant (ERC-2018-SyG)?
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Principals Investigators (PIs) can work at the same Host Institution (HI), or at different HIs within one country or at HIs based in different countries, as long as they are established in an EU Member State or H2020 Associated Countries.
More information about the ERC-2018-SYG Grant Call is available in the ERC Work Programme 2018.
 

Q: Should a proposal to the call ERC-2018-SyG be only a successful collaboration?
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Not only. The ultimate goal of the ERC SyG scheme is to allow for a close and genuine collaborative interaction that will enable transformative research at the forefront of science, capable of yielding unpredictable and ground-breaking scientific results and/or cross-fertilizing disciplines, leading to a result that is more than just the sum of Principal Investigators (PIs)' individual contributions.
More information about the ERC-2018-SYG Grant Call is available in the ERC Work Programme 2018.
 

Q: Are Principal Investigators (PIs) interviewed during the evaluation of the ERC Synergy Grant (ERC-2018-SyG) call?
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Yes, for Synergy Grants (SyG), all Principal Investigators (PIs) whose proposal has been retained after step 2 will be invited to an interview in Brussels (in the third evaluation step).
 

Q: Is it possible to apply to the ERC Synergy Grant (ERC-2018-SyG) call if the same PI also intends to apply to an ERC Starting (StG), Consolidator (CoG) or Advanced Grant (AdG) call?
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Similarly to other ERC frontier calls, a Principal Investigator (PI) may submit proposals to different ERC frontier research calls published under the same Work Programme, but only the first eligible proposal will be evaluated. Ineligible or withdrawn proposals do not count against this limit (ERC Work Programme 2018, page 19).
Thus, if a PI applies  to the ERC 2018 SyG call and the proposal is eligible and evaluated, their other application to a StG, CoG or AdG call under the ERC Work Programme 2018, will not be evaluated.
The year in the ERC call ID refers to the relevant ERC Work Programme year. For example, the call ERC-2018-SyG belongs to the ERC Work Programme 2018.
Example:
The ERC AdG 2018 call will not be evaluated if the PI had already applied to the ERC 2018 SyG call and the proposal was considered eligible, even if the call deadlines are in two different calendar years (in 2017 for SyG 2018 call and in 2018 for the AdG 2018 call).
However, it is possible to apply both to the ERC AdG 2017 call and to the ERC 2018 SyG call.
 

Q: If the corresponding Principal Investigator (cPI) of a Synergy Grant (ERC-2018-SyG) proposal is based in the EU, can one of the other PIs be based in a third country?
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Although ERC grants are open to researchers from any country in the world, all researchers who apply as Principal Investigators (PIs) have to undertake their ERC-funded research in an EU Member State or H2020 Associated Countries. Specifically, each PI has to spend at least 50% of the full equivalent time in an EU Member State or Associated Country and to devote at least 30% of their total working time to the ERC-funded project. For more information, please refer to the Information for Applicants to the Synergy Grant 2018 Call.
 

Q: Are the eligibility conditions for the Principal Investigator (PI) submitting a Synergy Grant (ERC-2018-SyG) applicable to all PIs?
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The eligibility criteria, including the restrictions for submission, need to be fulfilled by all Principal investigators (PIs) submitting a SyG proposal (see pages 16-17 of the ERC Work Programme 2018). Please also note that a PI may participate as PI in only one ERC frontier research project at any one time.
 

Q: May a Principal Investigator (PI) whose proposal was evaluated as category C in a 2016 or 2017 call (StG/CoG/AdG) submit a proposal to an ERC 2018 call (StG/CoG/AdG/SyG)?
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A Principal Investigator (PI) whose proposal was evaluated as category C in the 2016 or 2017 Starting (StG), Consolidator (CoG) or Advanced ( AdG) calls may submit a proposal to the 2018 Synergy Grant (SyG) call, but may not submit a proposal to the 2018 Starting (StG), Consolidator (CoG) or Advanced (AdG) calls.
 

Q: May a Principal Investigator (PI) whose proposal was evaluated as category B at step 1 in an ERC 2017 call (StG/CoG/AdG) submit a proposal to an ERC 2018 call (StG/CoG/AdG/SyG)?
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A Principal Investigator (PI) whose proposal was evaluated as category B at step 1 in the 2017 Starting (StG), Consolidator (CoG) or Advanced (AdG) calls may submit a proposal to the 2018 Synergy Grant (SyG) call, but may not submit a proposal to the 2018 Starting (StG), Consolidator (CoG) or Advanced (AdG) calls.

Q: May a Principal Investigator (PI) whose proposal was evaluated as category A or category B at step 2 in an ERC 2017 call (StG/CoG/AdG) submit a proposal to an ERC 2018 call (StG/CoG/AdG/SyG)?
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Yes, a Principal Investigator (PI) whose proposal was evaluated as category A or category B at step 2 in the 2017 Starting (StG), Consolidator (CoG) or Advanced (AdG) calls may submit a proposal to the 2018 calls.

Q: Under call ERC-2018-SyG, what are the restrictions for the resubmission of an ERC Synergy Grant?
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For the SyG 2018 call there are no restictions in place for applicants who submitted previous unsuccessful ERC applications. The ERC Work Programme 2018 indicates the possible future restrictions that the ERC Scientific Council intends to apply.
Those restrictions (when in place) will affect all Principal Investigators (PIs) and not only the Corresponding Principal Investigator (cPI).
However, please note that a Principal Investigator (PI) whose proposal was rejected on the grounds of a breach of research integrity in the 2016 or 2017 ERC calls may not submit a proposal to the 2018 ERC calls.
(Please, see pages 19-20 of the ERC Work Programme 2018 to see other possible restrictions on the submission).