1. Undergraduate and Master Students: 0-10 points, where 10 is the highest score

Criterion

Scores

Description

Language requirements

0-1

0 – Applicant doesn't fulfill language requirements

1 – Applicant fulfills language requirements

Academic merits

0-5

0 – Applicant doesn't fulfill academic requirements

1 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, but supportive documents indicate poor academic performance

2 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate sufficient academic performance

3 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate average academic performance

4– Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate above average academic performance

5– Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate excellent academic performance and other achievements

Motivation

0-2

0 – Applicant doesn't demonstrate motivation to study within SIGMA project

1 – Applicant demonstrates motivation to study within SIGMA project

2 - Applicant demonstrates very high motivation to study within SIGMA project

Proposed LA

0-1

0 – Not acceptable

1 – Acceptable

Possibility to accept the Applicant

0-1

0 – No

1 – Yes

 

2. PhD students: 0-18 points, where 18 is the highest score

Criterion

Scores

Description

Language requirements

0-1

0 – Applicant doesn't fulfill language requirements

1 – Applicant fulfills language requirements

Academic merits

0-10

0 – Applicant doesn't fulfill academic requirements

2 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, but the academic merit is below expectations

4 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate sufficient academic achievements

6 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate average academic achievements

8 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate above average academic achievements

10 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate excellent academic achievements and high research/study potential

Motivation

0-2

0 – Applicant doesn't demonstrate motivation to study/work within SIGMA

1 – Applicant demonstrates motivation to study/work within SIGMA

2 - Applicant demonstrates very high motivation to study/work within SIGMA

Proposed LA/Work Plan

0-4

0 – Poor

1 – Sufficient

2 – Good

3 - Very good

4 – Excellent

Possibility to accept the Applicant

0-1

0 – No, Applicant's research/teaching/work interests cannot be matched

1 – Yes, Applicant's research/teaching/work interests can be matched

 

3. Post Doc's and Staff: 0-20 points, where 20 is the highest score

Criterion

Scores

Description

Language requirements

0-1

0 – Applicant doesn't fulfill language requirements

1 – Applicant fulfills language requirements

Academic merits

0-10

0 – Applicant doesn't fulfill academic requirements

2 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, but the academic merit is below expectations

4 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate sufficient academic achievements

6 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate average academic achievements

8 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate above average academic achievements

10 – Applicant fulfills academic requirements, supportive documents indicate excellent academic achievements and high research/study potential

Motivation

0-2

0 – Applicant doesn't demonstrate motivation to study/work within SIGMA

1 – Applicant demonstrates motivation to study/work within SIGMA

2 - Applicant demonstrates very high motivation to study/work within SIGMA

Proposed LA/Work Plan

0-4

0 – Poor

1 – Sufficient

2 – Good

3 - Very good

4 – Excellent

Established cooperation/ Intention to establish cooperation

0-2

0 – There is no established academic cooperation between the sending and the receiving institutions and there are no plans to establish cooperation in the future

2 – There is established academic cooperation between the sending and receiving institutions or/ and there is intention to cooperate in the future. The Applicant's visit is likely to contribute towards future cooperation between the sending and receiving institutions.

Possibility to accept the Applicant

0-1

0 – No, Applicant's research/teaching/work interests cannot be matched

1 – Yes, Applicant's research/teaching/work interests can be matched

 

Selection process:

  1. TG 1Validation done by the Home University.
    TG 3 eligibility check done by Committee of Experts, consisting of 1 representative of the Western Balkans, 1 representative of the EU, and 1 representative of international non-governmental organizations involved in the Western Balkan issues.
    TG 2 check done by Project Coordinating Team and Western Balkan Committee
     
  2. Proposed selection process at Host Universities:
    - Assessment of the applications (preferably done by the potential receiving departments), entering scores in the data base, and preparation of ranking lists of the best candidates, considering the department's existing cooperation, plans for sustainable cooperation in the future and strategies;
    - Ranking lists for the whole university on the basis of the ranking lists sent by the departments, e.g. prepared by a special local Selection Committee, considering the university's existing cooperation, plans for sustainable cooperation in the future and strategies. These lists should be prepared by mobility level.
     
  3. Selection Committee meeting and selection of the scholarship holders, on the basis of the scores and  ranking lists sent by the Partners Institutions, considering such aspects as: gender balance, inclusion of TG 2 and TG 3, balance between the Partner Universities and the participating countries. Long reserve list will be prepared. 
     
  4. Confirmation of the acceptance of the nominees by the Host Universities.
     
  5. Announcement of the results, acceptance of nominations.
     
  6. Dealing with drop-outs.
     
  7. Final list of nominees ready by June 30th, 2013.