Published on 7 June 2022
Getting to the job at hand
After approval of the programme it took less than a week for the STEREO IV managers to launch and publish online the first call for proposals. Even though potential applicants were only given little time to submit a Declaration of Interest, the call was clearly eagerly awaited and a record number of 50 DOI’s was sent in by applicants from 65 different research laboratories. Moreover, one third of the applicants had not submitted a STEREO proposal before.
The next deadline is the 15th of June (submission of full proposals). The summer will be dedicated to a two-step evaluation of the proposals. A written evaluation by 4 foreign experts per proposal will be carried out followed by an oral defense of the best proposals before a panel of experts. Our Programme Board will then select the best proposals in September. The goal is to have around 8 projects starting before the end of the year.
A second call for proposals (targeting thematic projects) is planned for early 2023 at the latest.