Only eligible applications will be evaluated.
The evaluation criteria for the evaluation of the CV and Project Proposal is:
|CRITERIA 1: Excellence of the candidate’s CV.||0-40|
|1.1 Scientific production: Number and relevance of peer reviewed publications (authorship, citations, impact factor, quartiles), other publications (book chapters, clinical guidelines, reports), patents, hard/software development||0-20|
|1.2 Research experience: Participation in international conferences (poster and oral presentations), participation in collaborative projects, international and inter-sectoral mobility, experience in management of research or innovation||0-10|
|1.3 Personal grants and fellowships (both requested and granted), awards and honours, and other professional activities (reviewer, chair, memberships, etc.)||0-5|
|1.4 Teaching and supervision activities||0-3|
|1.5 Participation in public awareness or other scientific communication activities||0-2|
|CRITERIA 2: Excellence of the Project proposal||0-60|
|2.1 Quality, feasibility and innovative aspects of the proposed research project. If applicable, competences and infrastructure of the research stay host organisation||0-30|
|2.2 Impact on enhancing the potential and future career prospects of the researcher and capacity of the researcher to reach a position of professional maturity in research||0-6|
|2.3 Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan, including plan for Open Access to scientific publications and research data||0-15|
|2.4 Appropriateness of risk management||0-5|
|2.5 Ethics issues||0-2|
|2.6 Gender issues (research-related)||0-2|
The maximum score is 100. A threshold of 60 will be applied in this phase. The priority in ex aequo is defined by the score of Criteria 2 (Excellence of the project proposal). Up to 18 best ranked applicants above the threshold will pass to the Interview phase.
The evaluation criteria for the Personal Interview is:
|CRITERIA 1: Scientific knowledge and skills in the area of interest, understanding of a field of study and mastery of research associated with that field||0-60|
|CRITERIA 2: Capacity of creative thinking, critical analysis, and synthesis of new and complex ideas||0-20|
|CRITERIA 3: Presentation and communication skills, ability to explain the expected outcome and value of their research to the research community and also to lay audience||0-20|
The Score of the Evaluation of the CV and Project Proposal will weigh 70%, and the score of the Personal Interview will weight 30%, of the final score. The threshold for selection is 70 of the final score.
The following scoring scale will be used:
0 – Proposal fails to address the criterion or cannot be assessed due to missing or incomplete information.
20 – Poor. The criterion is inadequately addressed, or there are serious inherent weaknesses.
40 – Fair. Proposal broadly addresses the criterion, but there are significant weaknesses.
60 – Good. Proposal addresses the criterion well, but a number of shortcomings are present.
80 – Very Good. Proposal addresses the criterion very well, but a small number of shortcomings are present.
100 – Excellent. Proposal successfully addresses all relevant aspects of the criterion. Any shortcomings are minor.