Who selects the projects for funding? What are the criteria for the selection?
Project proposals will first need to satisfy all formal criteria. Proposals that meet all formal requirements will then be presented to a set of (at least two) independent reviewers who assess the proposals with regard to four criteria:
- Does the proposal lie in the thematic focus of this call?
- Does the proposal address a problem that is realistic, relevant and state-of-the-art?
- Does the proposal offer one (or more) solution that is innovative, feasible and adequate?
- Is the implementation plan realistic and sustainable?
All four criteria are assigned a score from 0 to 3 points. Proposals that receive at least 2 points per criterium by each reviewer will receive a written review. Based on these reviews, a selection committee of four external (non-BUA) experts, together with the four members of the steering committee of Objective 3, compile a shortlist, which will in turn be presented to the BUA-Executive Board for final decision-making.