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Projects and ResultsWork Programme 2014Two-stage process

Generic call for proposals - A two-stage process

A streamlined submission process

Responding to a demand of the community, a "two-stage" selection process has been set up with the aim of saving time for the project principal investigators (PIs), and more widely for the scientific community on which the peer review process is based. This means that the selection is carried out in two stages instead of one. The PIs submit a pre-proposal comprising 5 pages at the most. Then, at the end of the preliminary evaluation phase, only the selected PIs will submit a complete file of about 40 pages. Previously, all the candidates had to draw up a full proposal. This system, which underwent a trial with the “Agrobiosphere” programme in 2012, has been extended to the single generic call in 2014.