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.
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 B (Merit of the Work Plan), criterion A (Merit of the Applicant) and criterion C (Merit of the Hosting Conditions);
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.