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Questions about the selection process

The proposals are reviewed by a specially established StuROPx-reviewer panel. The reviewer panel consists of 40 reviewers. They are distributed equally among the four partners of the alliance and take into account the different status groups (16 professors, 12 research assistants and 12 students). In addition, a balanced gender ratio and a diversity of disciplines among the members were taken into account in the composition of the panel.

The selection jury reviews the proposals on the basis of a set of criteria. Points are awarded for each criterion.

No, the review criteria are not published. However, they are implicitly included in the instructions for the project outline. So we strongly recommend that you read these instructions and consider them in your application.

An overall score is determined for each proposal. For each proposal, the points of the different reviewers are added up. Those proposals that have scored the highest number of points will be recommended for funding.

The selection jury makes a funding recommendation based on the points awarded. This recommendation is forwarded to the Steering Committee "Teaching and Learning" which makes the final funding decision.

Applicants are - in general - informed about the (non-) funding of their application in about ten to twelve weeks after the submission deadline.

16 X-Student Research Groups will be selected and funded per Call for Proposals. Due to the available funds, more Groups cannot be funded or can only be funded in exceptional cases, i.e. if remaining funds are available in the respective funding year.