Experience and References

Peer review support is a core activity of ESF. We are developing structures and resources to respond to the growing demand for assistance from European actors involved in supporting research through competitive calls. The ESF is pleased with this development, which shows recognition of the quality of ESF’s international peer review as has been developed in EUROCORES, and especially in EURYI.

ESF has the capacity to provide optimised, tailored, quality-controlled, independent and neutral scientific peer review for the selection of research activities. Benefiting from its long experience and know-how as well as its the competence and rigour of its staff, the ESF Peer Review processes are assets for strengthening programmatic research portfolios.  

Some of our latest references:

  • European Polar Consortium
    Call management and peer review of the PolarCLIMATE Programme, 2008–2009
  • European Space Agency
    Peer review of the International Life Science Research announcement (with NASA, JAXA and CSA), 2009–2010
  • HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area
    Call management and peer review of the HERA programme, 2008–2012
  • University of Torino and University of Piemonte Orientale
    Peer review of the Compagnia di San Paolo 2012 grant campaign
  • University of Bologna
    Provision of expert review in the frame of the national call for funding PRIN and FIRB, 2012
  • AXA Research Fund
    Peer review of the ‘socio-economic’ fellowship programme, 2013
    Peer Review of Postdoctoral fellowships programme, 2014
  • University of Naples
    Peer review of the Compagnia di San Paolo 2013 grant campaign
  • FP7 Graphene Flagship
    Call management and peer review of Graphene Flagship call for consortium extension, 2013–2014
  • Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)
    Peer Review of FCT’s R&D Units call, 2014