2021 Highlights

Discover a few highlights of the Competitive Calls we supported in 2021

Expert reviews of +1,300 FWO Fundamental Research Projects (Belgium)

In the frame of the partnership with the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), from Spring to Summer 2021, ESF-SC coordinated the peer review of over 1300 Junior and Senior Fundamental Research Projects across all research domains, whereby each project was assessed by two international expert reviewers.


+600 applications evaluated by 19 Review Panels under SRNSFG calls (Georgia)

At the request of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG), from June to November 2021. ESF-SC implemented the scientific assessment of 600+ research proposals received under two calls for proposals – Fundamental Research and Young Scientist calls.

ESF-SC set up altogether 19 international review panels bringing together nearly 200 experts who participated in online panel meetings in October-November 2021.

Evaluation of 196 research grant applications for the University of Naples Federico II (Italy)

From June to October 2021, ESF-SC carried out the evaluation of 196 Established Principal Investigator Grant (EPIG) applications from researchers at the University of Naples Federico II. The goal was to foster the participation of the University’s researchers in EU competitive research funding programmes. The evaluation process involved organising assessments by external expert reviewers as well as setting up three international review panels responsible for the final evaluation and ranking of the applications.

Assessment of the MCSA Cofunded programme  “Energy for Future” for the Iberdrola Foundation (Spain)

From August to September 2021, ESF-SC set up a pool of 40+ experts in the area of clean and sustainable energy to support the Fundacion Iberdrola Espana (FIBE) in the peer review of post-doctoral fellowship applications. These were received under the first “Energy for Future” call, supported by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action COFUND under Horizon 2020.