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Q: Should a Synergy proposal for the ERC funding (ERC-2020-SyG) be only a successful collaboration?
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Not only. The ultimate goal of the ERC Synergy (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, leading to a result that is more than just the sum of Principal Investigators (PIs)' individual contributions. More information about the ERC-2020-SyG call is available in the ERC Work Programme 2020 and the Information for Applicants to the Synergy Grant 2020 Call.

Q: What are the required profiles of researchers to apply to an ERC Synergy Grant (ERC-2020- SyG) call?
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Principal Investigators (PIs) with different profiles can apply to the ERC-2020-SyG call as long as they have competitive track records appropriate to their career stage. PIs must then present, as part of the proposal, either an early achievement track-record or a 10-year track-record, whichever is most appropriate for their career stage (cf. Starting, Consolidator, Advanced Grant profiles in the ERC Work Programme 2020).

Q: Do all of the Principal Investigators (PIs) applying to an ERC Synergy Grant (ERC-2020- SyG) need to be affiliated to a Host Institution?
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Yes, every Principal Investigator (PI) involved in a Synergy Grant (SyG) proposal must be engaged and hosted by a Host Institution. In general, the Host Institutions should be established in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries for at least the full duration of the project. In the 2020 SyG call, with the exception of the corresponding Host Institution, it is possible to have one PI applying with a Host Institution outside of the EU or Associated Countries. The Principal Investigators must also spend 50% of their time in Europe, except the PI who will be hosted in an institution outside of the EU or Associated Countries. Other institutions outside Europe may be involved, as additional beneficiaries to the grant, and may even receive funding provided that their participation is deemed essential for carrying out the action. In addition, their presence must be well justified in the proposal. More information about the ERC-2020-SyG call is available in the ERC Work Programme 2020.

Q: Can a Principal Investigator (PI) applying to an ERC Synergy Grant (ERC-2020-SyG) have a team working with them?
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Yes, for ERC SyG, each PI can work with a team and/or collaborators who are either at the same institution or at different entities. More information about the ERC-2020-SyG call is available in the ERC Work Programme 2020 and Information for Applicants to the Synergy Grant 2020 Call.

Q: Are there "Co-investigators" in ERC Synergy (ERC-2020-SyG) proposals?
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No, the concept of 'co-investigator' actually does not exist in the context of a Synergy Grant (SyG). All Principal Investigators (PIs) have equal status, although there is a 'Corresponding Principal Investigator' (cPI) designated to be the administrative contact with the ERCEA. More information about the ERC-2020-SyG call is available in the ERC Work Programme2020 and Information for Applicants to the Synergy Grant 2020 Call.

Q: Which panel should be chosen when applying to an ERC Synergy Grant call (ERC-2020-SyG)?
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Applications to a Synergy Grant (SyG) call should indicate only keywords, and not panels, cf. ERC Work Programme 2020 and Information for Applicants to the Synergy Grant 2020 Call.

Q: For an ERC Synergy Grant (ERC-2020-SyG), should the core of the research be organised in the corresponding Host Institution?
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There are no specific constraints in this respect. The corresponding Host Institution is the one hosting the corresponding Principal Investigator (PI). This PI is the 'primus inter pares' for the project and the main administrative contact point on behalf of the group. Principal Investigators are considered equal regardless of their Host Institution. More information about the ERC-2020-SyG call is available in the ERC Work Programme 2020 and in the Information for Applicants to the Synergy Grant 2020 Call.

Q: Do Principal Investigators (PIs) need to have a PhD degree to apply to an ERC Synergy Grant (ERC-2020-SyG) call for proposals?
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The ERC Synergy Grant (SyG) funding scheme imposes very little eligibility constraints on applicants. A PhD degree is not formally required. However, please be aware that this is an extremely competitive call. More information about the ERC-2020-SyG call and eligibility requirements is available in the ERC Work Programme 2020 and Information for Applicants to the Synergy Grant 2020 Call.

Q: May a Principal Investigator (PI) whose proposal was evaluated as category A or category B at Step 3 in the ERC 2018 or 2019 Synergy (SyG) Grant call submit a proposal to the ERC SyG 2020 Grant call?
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Yes, a Principal Investigator (PI) whose proposal was evaluated as category A or category B at Step 3 in the 2018 or 2019 Synergy Grant (SyG) call may submit a proposal to the 2020 SyG call. Further details can be found in the ERC Work Programme 2020, section "Restrictions on submission of proposals".

Q: Is it possible to apply to the ERC Synergy Grants (ERC-2020-SyG) for a Principal Investigator (PI) who holds an ongoing ERC grant?
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A Principal Investigator (PI) can submit a proposal to the SyG call for proposal if their existing ERC project ends no more than two years after the SyG call deadline (cf. ERC Work Programme 2020, section "Restrictions on submission of proposals"). For the 2020 SyG call, this means that the ongoing grant has to end before 5 November 2021. A PI may hold only one ERC grant at any time. A new frontier research project can only start after the duration of the project fixed in a previous frontier research grant agreement has ended (cf. ERC Work Programme 2020). These eligibility requirements regarding grantees are the same as for the other frontier research grants.