Five criteria will be used in evaluating candidates:

  1. CV
  2. Quality of research
  3. Impact
  4. Feasibility of the project
  5. Interview

Evaluation criteria are divided into sub-criteria:

Evaluation of CV – Phase II Evaluation of research proposal – Phase II Interview – Phase III
Quality Impact Feasibility
Research experience Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach Potential of acquiring skills in terms of career development Complementarity between research proposal and IBEC’s research expertise and interests Presentation and communication skills
Research results Clarity of research methodology Ability to attract collaborative partners and create a long-term network (both with academia/industry) Appropriateness of the workplan (regarding calendar, milestones, etc) to achieve the proposal objectives Leadership skills
Interdisciplinary approach Originality of the project Contribution to European excellence and competitiveness through transfer of knowledge
Independent thinking and other skills Relevance of the proposal in relation to state of the art


Evaluation scores will be awarded for each of the four criteria, but not for the sub-criteria. However, sub-criteria will be considered by evaluators in the assessment of each criterion.

Evaluation criterion CV Quality Impact Feasibility Interview
Threshold 4/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5
Weighting (%) 40 20 20 10 10
Priority in case of ex aequo 1 2 3 4 5

Threshold: at each Selection Stage, candidates will need to reach the minimum threshold to go to the following stage. In addition, an overall threshold of 18/25 is needed to be selected or included in the reserve list.