The selection process will be assisted by a Scientific Evaluation Committee, composed of both remarkable investigators with a senior profile and international reputation in their field of expertise, and several members designed by the main academic local institutions.
The evaluation committee will only consider strongest candidates with excellent leadership capabilities and an outstanding research record.
The Committee members will record their opinions in individual reports and give marks and comments in accordance with the evaluation criteria.
After completing the individual reviews, the members will discuss and assess the proposals in accordance with the evaluation criteria, arbitrate controversial opinions in individual reviews and establish a ranking list of proposals
The applicants will receive individual feed-back on their final evaluation.
Final decision and selection:
The Fundación Salamanca Ciudad de Cultura y Saberes will validate the list of selected candidates proposed by the Scientific Evaluation Committee and will establish a final list of candidates selected for funding.
In case further information is needed, candidates and heads of host institutions may be called for personal interviews.
The Fundación Salamanca will offer the positions to the 5 candidates in the order proposed by the Scientific Evaluation Committee. The Fundación Salamanca will decide and adopt the most suitable contracting relationship with the selected candidates.
Candidates will have to accept the position within a month from the official communication (personal email) of the result of the call, and they will have to present the definitive job offer from the host institution. Contractual relationship must start within six months after the acceptation of the position.
If the selected candidate could not demonstrate the commitment of the host institution or he renounces the position, the next candidate in the order established by the committee will be appointed. The positions may also be declared unfilled.
If the proposed candidate is from a non-EU country, he/she must comply with the necessary legal requisites in order to be contracted and affiliated to the social security