The European Commission needs independent experts for Horizon 2020, the new €79 billion EU research and innovation programme. To recruit them a call for applications was launched on November 22.
Apart from evaluating proposals for funding, experts are needed for monitoring funded projects as well as programme evaluation and policy development. A broad range of fields are covered including science, technology, innovation, social sciences and humanities, business and more, as set out in full in the published call .
The objective is to ensure that EU grants are awarded only to the best research and innovation proposals, based on a rigorous peer-review process
Interested candidates are invited to apply online as soon as possible in preparation for the first project proposal evaluations, which are expected to start in early 2014.
The call will remain open for the entire duration of Horizon 2020 (2014-2020).