Only the applications submitted and admitted to the application process, after verification of their admissibility, are evaluated.
The evaluation of the candidate for each of the levels of doctoral researcher focuses on two evaluation criteria: (A) merit of the candidate and (B) merit of the research plan.
The evaluation of the applications is carried out by evaluation panels organized by scientific areas (adapted from the Frascati/OECD classification), each of which is coordinated by one of its members and, if necessary, with the collaboration of another member in the role of co-coordinator. The evaluation panels are composed of experts of recognized merit, affiliated to foreign institutions, ensuring the representativeness of the scientific areas selected by the candidates.
The evaluation panels may make use of external evaluators, who prepare opinions on the applications assigned to them, aimed at informing the panels' work and decisions.
The evaluated applications are ranked, in each evaluation panel, in descending order of the final classification for each level of doctoral researcher open to competition and selected up to the number of contracts to be funded.
Only applications with a final classification equal to or higher than 7 (seven) on a scale of 1 (one) to 10 (ten) shall be considered eligible for funding.
Applicants who, in the 5th edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus, obtained a final classification lower than 5 (five) in their application shall be excluded from applying in this edition. The candidates who obtain a final classification lower than 5 (five) in this edition will also be barred from applying to the next edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus. All final classifications mentioned are considered rounded to two decimal places.