Evaluation Process of EXPRO and JUNIOR STAR Project Proposals


The goal of GACR is to support scientific excellence across all fields of study. The evaluation process for Project Proposals is carried out according to criteria laid down in the relevant tender documentation on the basis of the “peer review” system and mutual comparison. The end goal is the maximization of professionalism, transparency and independence of evaluation. The latter is further supported during the evaluation of EXPRO and JUNIOR STAR calls by only selecting foreign experts to be members of Discipline Committees. All project reviewers are bound by a strict  Code of Conduct.



  • Only foreign experts with no ties to the Czech Republic can be selected to be Discipline Committee members
  • The evaluation process is divided into two phases
  • The length of the review period is set by law to be 8 months
  • At least four evaluations by Committee members are made for each Project Proposal, as well as two evaluations from abroad by foreign experts when possible


EXPRO and JUNIOR STAR Discipline Committees

  • Each Committee is made up of 8 to 15 foreign members, including the Chair
  • Every Discipline Committee member must prove a high level of expertise, based primarily on works published
  • A Committee member must be able to evaluate Project Proposals in a broader framework of the scientific field and assess them using professional criteria only
  • Discipline Committee members are appointed by the GACR Presidium


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