Assessment of bilateral cooperation activities and bilateral research projects
The Slovenian Research Agency informs applicants of bilateral
cooperation activities and applicants of bilateral research projects that in
2023, in accordance with the provisions of the Act on Scientific Research and
Innovation Activities, a change in the evaluation procedure of the two above
mentioned instruments has been adopted.
Quantitative evaluation of the Slovenian part of the
bilateral cooperation activities or the Slovenian part of the bilateral research
project used in the past is replaced by a set of qualitative evaluation criteria
defined in the aforementioned legal bases. A further novelty being introduced is
the evaluation process of the Slovenian part of the application, which will now
be led by an external expert panel. The decision on the selection of
(co)financing of bilateral cooperation activities as well as (co)financing of
bilateral research projects remains within the jurisdiction of the joint
bilateral Steering Committee.
The set of criteria for evaluation of the bilateral
cooperation activities and bilateral research projects reasonably follow the
criteria for evaluation defined in Horizon Europe and are supplemented in
segments related to the international nature of the instruments and the
provisions of the Act on Scientific Research and Innovation Activities.
The first public call published under the aforementioned
novelties will be the Public Call for (co)financing scientific research
cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and the French Republic within the
framework of the PROTEUS Program in the years 2024-2025. Its publication is
scheduled for January 27th, 2023.