Assessment Criteria

The Board


  • Is there a clear and relevant research question?
  • Is the application written in plain and clear language?


  • 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)?