Evaluation panel members wanted

There are 39 evaluation panels at the Czech Science Foundation, grouped into 5 discipline committees by the area of science. In total, there are over 400 experts from all fields who evaluate proposals for basic research projects in tenders for Standard Projects, POSTDOC INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS, and International Projects. The members of the panels are periodically changed due to the two-year term of office.

What are the main responsibilities of a panel member?

  • Being an impartial evaluator abiding by the Code of Ethics
  • Writing reviews for an average of 12-17 project proposals each year, and evaluating additional ones
  • Recommending independent external reviewers for the second phase of the evaluation
  • Monitoring the progress of the projects funded, and preparing on average 5-7 reports after project completions
  • Attending four panel meetings each year where projects are discussed

 What are the minimum requirements?

  • Academic qualifications at the level of a Ph.D. or higher
  • Active scientific activity in basic research
  • Significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and discovery
  • Experience with basic research projects as a principal investigator or co-investigator
  • Ability to assess scientific problems in the broader context of the development of the discipline internationally

 What we offer

  • Opportunity to actively participate in the development of scientific excellence in the Czech Republic
  • Experience in evaluating and preparing grant proposals
  • Opportunity to become familiar with current trends in the field
  • Financial remuneration proportionate to the level of involvement in the evaluation process


Important note: If you do not receive confirmation of your nomination within one working day, please contact our helpdesk.



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