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Synergy Grants

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. Each grant is for a maximum of €1100 toward Expert Meeting registration, conference fee, accommodation and travel.

Grants are announced via EHPS/Synergy mailing lists and websites. This year’s application deadline is: DD.MM.YYYY

Grant Application Process

Please send your application electronically to the Grants Officer ( Receipt of submitted applications will be acknowledged within 3 weeks.

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 (e.g. Expert Meeting registration, accommodation and travel).

Grant Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by the Grants Officers within the CREATE, Synergy and EHPS committees.

Decisions on acceptance/rejection of submitted applications will be acknowledged within XX weeks of the application deadline.

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.

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.

A condition of funding is that successful awardees will be required to write a conference report for publication in EHP. This report will be separate to any joint conceptual or methodological output produced by the Synergy team. These awardee reports are to reflect on what was gained (academically and personally) through the Synergy Grant-supported attendance.