Application Is there a clear and relevant research question? Is the application written in plain and clear language? Instrument Does the project adequately meet the purpose of the instrument? Scientific quality Originality and breakthroughs Is the project original? Does the project present a potential scientific breakthrough in the field? Quality of scientific approach Is the scientific approach of high quality? Is the scientific approach ground-breaking? Is the approach internationally competitive? Feasibility of the project Is the methodology relevant? Is the project plan realistic? Are there significant risk factors that may prevent project execution? Qualifications of the applicant Has the applicant obtained excellent results compared to career level? Has the applicant demonstrated an ability to carry out innovative research? Specific for all Semper Ardens. Has the applicant succeeded in defining and developing the field? Specific for Semper Ardens where funding for scientific staff is included. Has the applicant demonstrated leadership, supervision, and mentoring skills (e.g., research group, international collaboration, leadership course)?