The purpose of the Synergy grant is to encourage talented researchers who do not otherwise have access to funding to attend the Synergy Expert meeting.

The following grants are available:

Synergy grants for more senior researchers who are accepted onto the Synergy Expert meeting. Each grant is for a maximum of 1100 euro toward Expert meeting registration, conference fee, accommodation and travel.


Grants are announced via EHPS/Synergy mailing lists and websites

This year’s deadline: TBC

Grants Selection Process:

All applications will at minimum be dual reviewed by the Grants Officer plus either or both a Synergy and CREATE reviewer

The selection criteria are:

  • Relevance of the applicant’s work to the topic of the Expert Meeting.
  • Clear demonstration of financial need.
  • Potential of the fund to promote the career/research of the recipient at this particular time.

Application documents:

Please collate the following documents into ONE file (Microsoft Word or PDF) before submitting (please note, applications not received in the requested format will not be reviewed):

  • A one-page supporting letter, to include: the reasons for applying for the grant, your planned contribution to the Expert Meeting and why this would be particularly beneficial to your career/research at this time, and any background information relevant to your funding situation.
  • Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages).
  • An official statement from your employer or supervisor that no funding is being provided from the University or Institution and confirming the financial need.
  • An estimate of total expected expenses, detailed according to categories: Expert meeting registration, accommodation and travel.

Precondition and expectations for receiving grants from the EHPS:

  • Candidates must be EHPS members when accepting the grant.
  • Grant recipients in the past three years are not eligible for application.
  • Grants cannot exceed the maximum amount of costs indicated above.
  • Candidates should give an estimate of their expenses upon application.  Final reimbursement is based on the actual expenses per original receipts.
  • It will be expected that after the Expert meeting recipients submit a letter describing how the fund has supported their work.
  • A condition of funding is that successful awardees will be required to write a  Synergy Expert meeting report for publication in EHP.

Please send your application electronically to the Grants Officer ( Decisions on acceptance/rejection of submitted applications will be acknowledged within 3 weeks of receipt.