Application procedure > Evaluation


Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel of no less than 5 members from the Project Management Board (composed of renowned experts in the field inside the project consortium) and the External Advisory Board (composed of international experts in the field outside of the project) of CLS INFRA. The selection panel will assess all proposals received and recommend a short-list of applicants that should benefit from the fellowship. The selection panel will base its decision on scientific merit of the applications as well as on the potential impact on the applicant’s research environment.



The selection panel will base its decision on the following criteria (please note that all of them are weighted the same in the evaluation):

  • quality of the fit between the proposal and the proposed host;
  • quality of the research/teaching idea;
  • quality of the implementation plan;
  • impact on the applicant’s research, their home institution or community.

Furthermore, the selection panel will pay particular attention to the motivation of the applicants and their previous efforts to gain proficiency in the field.

According to the CLS INFRA Grant agreement provisions, priority should be given to applicants:

  • that have not previously used the installation (e.g. visited the infrastructure) and
  • working in countries where no equivalent research infrastructure exists
In case applicants receive the same weighted score by the selection panel, scholars from regions and communities with lesser training and education opportunities will be given preference.
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