Evaluation criteria

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° PCOFUND-GA-2013-609102
Co-funded by the European Union

The proposal will be evaluated according to the following evaluation criteria and sub-criteria:

  • Scientific and technological quality
    • Originality and innovative nature of the research proposal;
    • Relationship to “state of the art” in its scientific field;
    • Inter-disciplinary and/or intersectoral aspects;
    • Transfer of knowledge aspects of the proposal;
    • Research methodology.
  • Research and management potential of the fellow
    • Research experience;
    • Research results: publications record (peer-reviewed journal articles, patents, books etc.), invited contributions, conference presentations, and participation in other relevant actions within the research area;
    • Independent thinking and leadership qualities, any independent step undertaken to advance research career, e.g. attendance at non-mandatory training and development courses;
    • Potential to acquire new knowledge;
    • Value to transnational and/or intersectoral mobility;
    • Management potential of the fellow so as to handle large projects both in terms of research and financial managements;
    • Value to international profiles possessing multilingual skills;
    • Match between the researcher’s research potential and the proposed research project.
  • Training and career development aspects of the fellowship
    • Clarity and quality of the training objectives of the researcher;
    • Feasibility of the career development plan;
    • Potential to reach the training objectives and potential to acquire new scientific and complementary skills;
    • Potential to help the fellow to reach professional maturity, and demonstrate diversity and independence.
  • Implementation of the proposed fellowship
    • The quality of infrastructures/facilities (e.g. laboratory equipment and space, IT equipment, library, online access to research journals) and international collaborations of the host;
    • The practical arrangements for the implementation and management of the project, and in particular the host’s ability to facilitate the activities specified in the applicant’s career development and training plan;
    • Host’s experience and expertise in training researchers, capacity to provide high-quality mentoring to the fellow, research reputation of the proposed mentor and Principal Investigator (PI);
    • The feasibility and credibility of the project, including work plan;
    • The practical and administrative arrangements and support for the hosting of the fellow;
    • Signature by the applicant of an agreement committing to live in France (for Incoming and Re-integration schemes)/in the country of the mobility (for the Outgoing scheme) and to achieve the research project.
  • Impact of the proposed fellowship to France and to European Research Area (ERA)
    • Potential of acquiring competencies that will lead to professional maturity and independence (incoming and outgoing);
    • Foreseen increase in expertise of host organisations due to the fellowship (incoming);
    • Foreseen increase in competitiveness of the Regions supporting financially the fellow (incoming and outgoing);
    • Contribution to European excellence (incoming, reintegration).
  • Compliance with REA's ethical principles for FP7, for proposals involving Informed Consent, Research on Human embryos/foetus, Privacy, Research on Animals, Research Involving Developing Countries, Dual Use;
  • If funding is solicited from PRESTIGE for the financial support of a project including the use of Human Embryonic Stem Cells (HESC), then the beneficiary will have to contact the REA Project Officer immediately in order to request an EU Ethics review and the agreement of the People Programme committee. The project may only be funded once the REA has communicated the agreement to the beneficiary and the Coordinator.

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