Is it possible to submit recommendation letters without their content being known to the applicant?

Yes, if you choose to submit a closed recommendation letter. In this case, the applicant may provide the name and email address of the person to whom he/she is requesting a recommendation letter and the system takes care of notification and issuing access credentials. Please note that the recommendation letters should include: the context in which the referee is familiar with the applicant and his/her work, why and how the referee may attest to the applicant’s qualities, and the referee’s expert opinion on how the applicant’s profile is suited to the work-plan. The possibility of uploading scanned versions of recommendation letters by the applicant is still available.