Administrative procedure for the Researcher Project calls in 2021

Learn about the administrative procedure for the Researcher Project calls with application deadlines in February 2021.

First, the applications are assessed by a set of referee panels composed on the basis of the research content of the applications, regardless of which topic(s) the applicant has selected.

The Research Council then considers the application’s relevance to the topic(s) selected by the applicant. The RCN administration presents alternative ranked list to our portfolio boards. The portfolio boards make the final funding decisions.

Click on the boxes below to open them and see a more detailed description of the various elements of the administrative procedure:

Preliminary review and rejection of applications

Assigning the application to a panel

Recruitment of referees


Mapping of expertise

Information to referees

The panel’s tasks before the meeting

The panel meeting 

Assessment of relevance

Portfolio assessment

Decision on allocation

Feedback to applicants