The selection of the IMIBIC-P2Med Fellows follows an open, transparent, merit based, impartial and equitable selection procedure based on peer review.
The evaluation and selection process has following phases:
- Eligibility check
- Evaluation of CV and Project proposal
- Personal interview
- Final ranking of applicants
- Appointment of selected applicants
1. Eligibility check
Once the applications have been submitted via the Online Application Platform and the Call has closed, all applications will be checked for eligibility.
We will check that applicants fulfil the eligibility rules, all required fields in the application have been filled in, and obligatory documentation has been provided and that they respect the formatting rules.
All applicants will be informed about the results of the eligibility check. If an application is not eligible, we will provide with an explanation on the grounds for ineligibility. Ineligible applications will not be evaluated.
2. Evaluation of CV and project proposal
All eligible applications will be evaluated remotely and anonymously by a panel of external experts. The panel will evaluate each application based on the established evaluation criteria.
All applicants will be informed about the results of the evaluation. The evaluation report will include the score and feedback to the applicant about the strengths and weaknesses of the application.
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 highest ranked applicants will be invited to Personal Interview.
3. Personal Interview
Interviews will be conducted via tele- or videoconference. Applicants will be interviewed by an Interview Panel including one senior researcher from IMIBIC that works in the research area corresponding to the applicant’s project proposal, one member from IMIBIC staff and one international expert with deep understanding of the research area.
Interviews will be conducted in English. Applicants invited to interviews will receive instructions on how to prepare for the interview. The interviews are semi-structured, and candidates will be requested to give a brief oral presentation about their project proposal and its expected impact.
All interviewed applicants will be informed about the results of the interview. The evaluation report will include the score and feedback to the applicant about the strengths and weaknesses with regard the evaluation criteria.
4. Final ranking of applicants
The IMIBIC Selection Panel will complete the final selection of the applicants and dictate the resolution, taking into account the results of both the Evaluation of CV and project proposal and the Personal Interview.
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.
5. Appointment of selected applicants
The selected applicants will be invited to start the appointment process. The applicants on a reserve list will be informed personally.
Calendar for evaluation and selection process:
- Call Closes: 10th January 2020
- Eligibility check: January 2020
- Evaluation of CV and project proposal: January – April 2020
- Interviews: May 2020
- Results: June 2020
- Appointment of selected Fellows: June – September 2020