All funding lines will be evaluated based on the following quality criteria:
- Innovative character and impact of the research project: relevance of the topic and its significance for current challenges; innovation and high risk/high gain potential
- Scientific approach and selection of methods: accuracy of the methodological framework, development of new methods, comprehensibility of time and work plan
Since each grant is person-related, the applicant’s acquired scientific expertise is subject of evaluation. The achievement will be (among others) scored based on the number of top publications, invited talks and former funding.