The European Research Council ERC has launched a new type of granting scheme that will fund small excellent research teams. ERC Synergy Grants are intended to enable a small group of Principal Investigators and their teams to bring together complementary skills, knowledge, and resources in new ways, in order to jointly address research problems.The aim is to promote substantial advances in the frontiers of knowledge, and to encourage new productive lines of enquiry and new methods and techniques. ERC Synergy Grants can amount up to € 15 mio per grant; each grant for up to 6 years.
ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grants: Deadline for applications to the 5th call: October 12, 2011.
ERC Advanced Investigator Grants: Deadline for applications to the 5th call: February 16, 2012.
ERC Synergy Grants: Deadline for applications to the 1st call: January 25, 2012.
More information: http://www.euresearch.ch/index.php?id=544