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NEST Proposal Selection

NEST is following an innovative approach in the evaluation and selection of proposals with a number of important novelties for the framework programme, like:

  • For ADVENTURE and INSIGHT proposals, a two-stage submission and selection procedure starting with the assessment of 5-page outline proposals followed by the assessment of a reduced number of selected full proposals is applied. For PATHFINDER proposals, however, there is only one stage with the submission of full proposals.
  • A peer review system that is based on i) a limited set of evaluation criteria in the outline stage, ii) remote individual assessments followed by a scientific panel assessment giving final funding recommendations, iii) user-friendly and resource-efficient procedures.
  • A comprehensive feedback to applicants with an Evaluation Summary Report that contains all individual expert statements and provides a maximum of transparency to applicants.




For more information on the NEST Evaluation and Selection Procedure please consult the FP6 Guidelines on proposal evaluation and selection procedures , the NEST Guidance Notes for Evaluators and the NEST Independent Observers Reports ( 2004/1 , 2004/2 , 2005/1 , 2005/2 , 2005-PATH ). The NEST Guidance Notes for Evaluators can be downloaded from the specific NEST call page .



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