The European Commission is renewing its pool of independent experts for Horizon 2020, the new € 79 million research and innovation programme.
A very broad range of fields is covered including science, technology, social sciences and humanities, business management, innovation, project management, and more.
As well as attracting the best academic researchers, the Commission wants to boost the numbers of specialists from the world of business.
If you fit the profile, sign up to the database of independent experts.
The opportunity will remain open until 2020 but you should apply as soon as possible in preparation for the first evaluations under Horizon 2020, which are to start in early 2014.
If you previously registered as an expert for FP7 in the Commission's database, and are interested in applying for Horizon 2020 assignments, you must signal your interest by ticking the Horizon 2020 box in the programme selection section of the online platform and update your fields of expertise.
Online support for both technical and general enquiries is accessible from the platform.
Experts who are chosen for specific assignment will have the opportunity to:
You must have:
Once registered as an expert in the database, you may be offered specific assignments. Some of the evaluation work is done remotely, but your tasks could entail travelling to Brussels, e.g. for consensus meetings or elsewhere e.g. mid-term project reviews.
Experts are entitled to competitive, fixed daily rates. Travel costs and subsistence expenses are covered in addition.
The evaluation facilities in Brussels as well as the support for experts (including IT tools, payments) are managed by the REA.