Master’s students in the EU are invited to become “Young Observers” in Horizon Europe proposal evaluations as well as to be part of the selection process for EU funding.
- Young Observers will get an invitation to participate in Horizon Europe call evaluations taking place from September 2022.
- Also, the evaluations cover all fields of science in the broad sense, ranging from social sciences and humanities to natural sciences and engineering
- Young observers will gain knowledge and support to develop skills relevant for assessing proposals, getting an insider’s view and awareness of the opportunities of the EU funding programs.
- In addition, they will also receive a ‘Young Observer’ certificate, awarded by the European Commission.
Young observers role
During the evaluation, observers will:
- observe the conduct of the evaluation process
- participate in a dedicated seminar on the evaluation process
- also, take part in consensus and panel meetings, as observers
- draft a short report, describing their perspective of the evaluation as Young Observers
- After the evaluation, they may get an invitation to participate in follow-up activities.
Who can apply
- currently enrolled in a master’s program, in any discipline, at a university in an EU Member State.
- Also, students from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds or belonging to vulnerable and marginalized groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Interested participants need to include:
- a short description of their motivation to become a Young Observer explaining why they should be selected
- a recommendation letter from their supervisor/ professor.
The selection process is continuous. Young Observers will get invitations at different times, according to the timetable of the evaluations.