Applications for ERC Synergy Grants 2023: Facts and Figures

The ERC Synergy Grants 2023 call closed for applications on 8 November 2022.

These are the data on submitted proposals:

This year the ERC received 395 applications. In total, 1,350 principal investigators with 1,236 host institutions applied. An average proposed project involves three principal investigators and has a budget of about €9.4 million.

Most of principal investigators come from German (197) and Italian (143) universities and research centres.

Women make up 27% of principal investigators in the proposed projects, similarly to the previous call in 2022. Furthermore, 65% of proposals include women, a slight increase from previous years.

In the ERC Work Programme, the ERC Scientific Council has earmarked 300 million euro for an estimated 30 Synergy Grants. The ERC has started the evaluation of the proposals. The projects selected for funding are planned to be announced in the autumn of 2023.

Source: European Research Council I News (