Evaluation of applications is performed by evaluation panels comprising experts with recognized experience and scientific merit. Applications are graded from zero (0.00, minimum) to five (5.00, maximum) in three evaluation criteria:
A. Merit of the Applicant;
B. Merit of the Work Plan;
C. Merit of the Hosting Conditions.
The relative weights of three criteria are 30%, 40%, 30%, respectively.
The merit of the applicant is evaluated based on two sub-criteria: academic career, with a relative weight of 50% and personal curriculum, also with a relative weight of 50%.
Applicant’s personal curriculum is analysed in an integrated manner, considering a global view of scientific and professional achievements.
Assessment of the work plan and of the host institution conditions is based on a duly substantiated assessment decision by the review panel. In this application line, the expected contribution of the non-academic entities in the work plan execution, as well as the relevance of the work plan to the objectives and activity areas of those entities, shall be considered in sub-criterion C3 – Framing of the non-academic entity(ies) in the context of the work plan, which will have a minimum relative weigh of 50% within the scope of criterion C – Merit of the Hosting Conditions.
Applications will be ranked according to the weighted average of the score obtained in the three evaluation criteria, and in the following order of precedence, for tie-breaking purposes: criterion C (Merit of the Hosting Conditions), criterion B (Merit of the Work Plan) and criterion A (Merit of the Applicant).
Applicants whose application is scored with a final grade lower than 3.000 are not eligible for studentship granting.
The procedures regarding the evaluation of applications must be consulted in the Evaluation Guide.