The evaluation process will be divided into six stages:

1) Administrative eligibility check: the applicants must a) fulfil the eligibility rules; and b) have submitted all obligatory documentation and that it respects the formatting rules.

2) Assessment Process: will take into consideration the education and previous training of applicants, their motivation, the research project proposed and the potential of students by examination of the writing and logical thinking, as inferred from the review of the key publication.

3) Interviews: Selected applicants in the previous assessment will be invited to present an example of a previous research experience, setting out their knowledge and skills to the Interview Committee. Applicants will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation of themselves and their proposal, followed by 20 minutes of questions and answers.

All interviews will be conducted in English by videoconference.

4) Final ranking of applicants: After the interviews are completed, the final score for each applicant will be calculated, taking into account the results of both the assessment process and the interview.

5) Ethical evaluation: the projects selected for funding will be reviewed by the Ethical Committee to ensure that the projects comply with the EU´s ethical principles, Spanish, British, German and international legislation applicable in this field, as well as the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

6) Appointment of selected applicants: the selected applicants will be invited to initiate the appointment process. Selected applicants will be required to confirm acceptance of the offered position within 10 days. If an offer is rejected or the applicant does not reply to the offer in the allotted time, the reserve list will be activated by order of ranking.

rePLANT selection workflow