竞博官网:Your expertise is needed in European Union

European Union is looking for external experts as evaluators.

竟博 www.rnryc.com The European Union Institutions appoint external experts to assist in the evaluation of grant applications, projects and tenders. Experts provide opinions and advice in specific cases. Experts work particularly with evaluation of proposals, prize applications and tenders. They monitor actions, grant agreements and public procurement contracts. External expertise is utilized in providing opinion and advice on preparation, implementation and evaluation of EU programmes and design of policies.

Karoliina Honkala, professor from department of chemistry, has worked as an expert in evaluation of grant applications. She became an evaluator because of two reasons. "I was curious about what kind of topics people were interested in and what kind of methods they were using to tackle the problems related to research questions. In addition, I wanted to enhance my own skills as proposal writer. You can learn immensely from good proposals," reasons Honkala.

Experts work part-time and only on selected cases. Work is done alongside your own work. Karoliina Honkala has been evaluating MSCA ITN and IF proposals. Consortiums submit ITN proposals and IFs are individual research and mobility projects. "I have been asked to evaluate other types of applications as well, but due to my busy schedule I have not been able to accept these invitations," says Honkala. "The evaluation I have been doing has been done as remote work, so I have been able to fit the evaluation work flexibly to my own work. You have to follow the given time schedule when evaluating. If you have plenty of work at the same time, the workload can become high. Due to this, you have to consider your own work before accepting the invitation to become an expert evaluator. Nobody wants to give poor and hasty evaluations," reminds Honkala.

In order to select experts, the European Union Institutions publish regularly calls for expression of interest detailing the selection criteria, the required expertise, the description of the tasks and their duration and the conditions of remuneration. Honkala encourages JYU's staff to register as experts. "Evaluation of applications gives you an opportunity to enhance your own skills as proposal writer. And at the same time, you can find out what kind of topics and research colleagues from your own field of science are interested in".

If you are interested in becoming an expert, register now at the Funding&Tenders portal. This way you will express your interest and European Union Institutions can select you to be the external expert.
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1.2.2019
Henna Gustafsson, research funding advisor
henna.m.a.gustafsson@www.rnryc.com
Research and Innovation Services