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Evaluation and Selection

The candidates’ proposals are evaluated by an internal and external selection process according to strict selection criteria focusing on candidates’ professional skills and research potential.

The entire process can be distinguished into several steps:

  • the eligibility check
  • a “matching process”
  • the interview and submission of the application
  • the evaluation and selection stage


Please refer to the  Guide for applicants


The eligibility check

The eligibility check is carried out on the basis of the following elements:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae addressing your academic record, collaboration and networking, research management, technology transfer and communication.
  • Abstract of your provisional research project to ensure that the topics are relevant to the  Agreenium-IAVFF fields ;
  • Your requested mobility conditions: location, stay duration and period.

Eligibility checking is carried out by the Management team, candidates will be informed within 2 weeks of submission whether his/her application is successful or not at the eligibility phase.


The matching process: connecting applicants’ projects to receiving labs

The “matching process” provides assistance, if needed, to eligible applicants to prepare their application connecting proposals with the appropriate institutions and research units.

Candidates are supported in finding potential receiving units by:

  • Accessing through the AgreenSkills portal to the Research and Laboratories Data Base ( RLDB ) comprising all Agreenium-IAVFF research laboratories (relevant for incoming fellows) ;
  • Provision, if required, of a personalized list of relevant host laboratories potentially interested in your profile and research project ;
  • Consulting the currently available research opportunities on the AgreenSkills website: the Labs Proposals ;
  • Direct contact by receiving laboratories.

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The Interview and submission of the application

Once identified the potential hosting units, candidates are required to hold an interview: face-to-face, telephone or video conference.

The interview is a key element in ensuring a good match between competences, the laboratory and research project proposal and the mutual desire to work together is an important pre-requisite for the selection of the application.

Note that in AgreenSkills you may apply to several laboratories and create more than one application.

  • The final application includes a detailed research project specifying objectives, approaches, resources required and explanations about the innovative nature of the project as well as its expected impacts (check out the AgreenSkills Research Project Proposal template under  Documentation ).


The Evaluation and selection stage

  • The application are evaluated and marked by at least three  experts  on the basis of candidates’ choice of panels.
  • The selection of fellows is carried out every six months (check out the  schedule ).
  • The  Scientific Committee  meets to analyse the evaluation reports of each application, the list of selected candidates in ranking order and classifies the applications.
  • The AgreenSkills  Steering Committee  validates the ranking and classification of the applications and issues the final decision.

Discussions and decision-making remain confidential. Candidates are informed about the outcome of the selection via a letter sent by the AgreenSkills Coordinator both by electronic mail and post, 10 weeks maximum after the submission deadline.


Please refer to the  Guide for applicants  for further details