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.
The quality of proposals is determined according to the following criteria:
Specificities of support co-funded in the context of a partnership
To ensure the flexibility and reactivity of the Foundation with regard to the expectations of partners, the procedure for support co-funded in the context of partnerships is as follows:
Grants are provided either through a Call for Proposals (CfP) or a commissioned procedure. In the case of a CfP, actions are implemented in line with the provisions of the Foundation’s funding framework, subject, where necessary, to any specific provisions set out in the Partnership Agreement, such as those concerning arrangements between partners on the selection of projects to be funded. In the case of commissioned procedures, the Science Council is informed of the general partnership framework prior to its approval by the Board, and is subsequently involved in the scientific monitoring of actions supported in the context of this partnership.