The aim of the evaluation is to obtain empirical evidence from the analysis of external experts on how the program can be further developed in subsequent calls for proposals.
The FWF received six tenders from institutes in five countries. The three most convincing bidders were invited to a hearing by a jury of the FWF; the bid of Technopolis (UK) was awarded the contract. The contract has a volume of € 80,000.
The final results and their publication are expected in spring 2024.
The tender procedure was conducted in accordance with the (i) FWF Rules on Quality and Transparency Evaluations, Studies and Research Policy-related Services and (ii) with the Evaluation Standards developed by the Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation (fteval).