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Q: Syngery Grant: Do we need to prove our eligibility?

Answer from ther ERCEA: "Indeed, in case of SyG grants we are not that strict regarding the eligibility window. We are not requiring proof of any PhD documents, neither proof of career break at submission stage.
It is a trust based approach, in which an applicant has to position himself/herself according to where they believe being in their career (See please the StG, CoG and AdG profiles in the ERC Work Programme 2019).
We hope that the applicants will provide the exact date in their CVs and they will clearly explain any career break in part B1. This is done to help the evaluators to better judge an applicant, to ensure that a very young applicant will not be evaluated according to the same criteria and a very senior one."