Scale of marks and assessment criteria

We use a scale of marks when processing grant applications. Here you will find the assessment criteria and the scale of marks that the experts and the Research Council administration use in their work.

We assess grant applications according to these three criteria:

  • Excellence
    We assess the application on
    • originality/novelty of the research and innovation
    • solidity/robustness
  • Impact
    We assess the application on
    • its potential for impact on research, society and trade and industry
    • plans for disseminating knowledge and for implementing research results
  • Implementation
    We assess the application on
    • project manager and project team
    • plans for carrying out and organising the project

Scale of marks - all assessment criteria

We use a scale of marks when processing grant applications. Below you will find the scale of marks used by experts and the administration:

Mark Defining characteristics
7 Exceptional
The proposal addresses all relevant aspects of the criterion exceptionally well. Shortcomings are not present, or only very minor.
6 Excellent
The proposal successfully addresses all relevant aspects of the criterion. Only minor shortcomings are present.
5 Very good
The proposal addresses the criterion very well. A small number of shortcomings are present.
4 Good
The proposal addresses the criterion well. A number of shortcomings are present.
3 Fair
The proposal broadly addresses the criterion, but there are a number of significant weaknesses.
2 Weak
The criterion is inadequately addressed, or there are serious inherent weaknesses.
1 Poor
The proposal fails to address the criterion or cannot be assessed due to missing or incomplete information.

 

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