The 2nd evaluation of the European Young Investigator Award Scheme(EURYI): Analysis of the first three calls for proposalsDec 3 2012
NIFU-rapport 2007:03. This evaluation of the European Young Investigator Awards Scheme (EURYI) analyses the first three EURYI Calls. The questions analysed include to what extent the target group of the scheme has been reached, whether the awardees were selected in accordance with the overall aim of the scheme, implementation of the recommendations from the first external EURYI evaluation, as well as the impact of the award on the awardees’ career development and the scheme’s contribution to the European Research Area. The evaluation is based on a large set of documents, interviews with the involved parties, and questionnaires to applicants and participating organisations. As was the case for the first evaluation, the data draw an overall very positive picture of the scheme. Moreover, we find improvements in the selection processes of the later calls.