Five research projects with Swedish participation receive the ERC Synergy Grant 2023

The ERC has now published the results from the Synergy grant call. The grant is aimed at research teams with two to four researchers who work in synergy to jointly solve a research question. In total, 37 projects are sharing more than 395 million euro from the European Research Council. Five of them include researchers with Swedish host organisation.

In this call applicants submitted 395 proposals. The 37 winning projects involve 135
researchers who will carry out their projects at 114 universities and research centres in 19 countries.

WHIRLS: The impacts of ocean finescale whirls on climate and ecosystems

Sebastiaan Swart, University of Gothenburg. Other participants: Arne Biast (Germany), Sabrina Speich (Frankrike) och Sarah Fawcett (South Africa)

CartoHostBug: Funtional cartography of intestinal host-microbiome interactions

Eduardo Villablanca, Karolinska Institutet och Stefania Giacomello, Royal Institute of Technology. Other participants: Julio Saez-Rodriguez (Germany), Georg Zeller, (Germany)

EPIC: Unravelling the eukaryotic post-transcriptional regulatory code

Vicente Pelechano, Karolinska Institutet. Other participants: Kevin Verstrepen (Belgium) och Julien Gagneur (Germany)

ROTTnROCK: Assessing the role of hydrothermal alteration on volcano morphology, instability, and unpredictable volcanic

Valentin Troll, Uppsala University. Other participants: Thomas Walter (Germany), Michael Heap (France) och Claire Harnett (Ireland)

D2Smell: Digitising Smell:From Natural Statistics of Olfactoctory Perceptual Space to Digital

Johan Lundström, Karolinska institutet. Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Royal Institute of Technology, is a team member. Other participants: Noam Sobel (Israel), Jonathan Williams (Germany)

The ERC website has further figures and a list of all the grant recipients. External link.

The next ERC Synergy Grant call has an application deadline of 15 November 2023. External link.



Pdf / Printout


  1. COST Joint-Nordic Information Day

    Welcome to an information session focusing on the role and impact of the COST programme and the benefits of participating in COST. The meeting is aimed at researchers and innovators at all career stages and from all research fields.

  2. The Swedish Research Council is funding MSCA Post Doctoral European Fellowship reserve candidates

    It is now possible for researchers who applied for the grant Post Doctoral European Fellowship 2023 within Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme, and were the highest ranked reserves, to receive funding from the Swedish Research Council. Th...

  3. ERC Starting och Consolidator Grant webinar

    Welcome to an information webinar about the next call for ERC Starting Grant (ERC-2025-StG) and ERC Consolidator Grant (ERC-2025-CoG). The meeting is aimed at researchers and administrative staff at Swedish universities who work with research support...

To top