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Eligibility, procedures and evaluation

ONLY PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY A UNIT OF THE FOUNDATION NETWORK ARE ELIGIBLE, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED IN THE ToR OF THE ACTION.

Regardless of the process that led to its funding, the projects supported by the Foundation must meet the following conditions:

  • Consistency with the objectives of the Foundation: promoting scientific excellence, innovation, the structuring role, interdisciplinarity, the consolidation of international partnerships, and the relevance of socio-economic and sustainable development issues;
  • Bring added value with regard to the founding organisations and existing funding agencies.

Particular attention is given to the proposals:

  • Involving several units of the network and external partners;
  • And /or focused on an issue or a strategic topic likely to increase the international visibility of the network;
  • And /or exploratory, both risky and innovative.

Either in the context of a Call for Proposals or a commissioned procedure, the Terms of Reference of the action indicate whether the evaluation is carried out in one or two stages. The two-step process starts with the submission of a Concept Note (CN). Proponents of selected CNs are then asked to submit a full proposal which is reviewed by external evaluators and members of the Foundation’s Science Council.