In the second step of the selection process, the external peer review, each eligible application will be reviewed by two external, independent, internationally renowned experts in the respective field applying the selection criteria.
The external reviewers are recruited internationally and appointed by the directors of the Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt based on the criteria for the appointment of reviewers. Applicants have to name potential reviewers in their application, who can be appointed within the MWK-FELLOWS peer review process. Proposed reviewers have to fulfil the criteria for the appointment of reviewers.
The reviewers receive guidelines for the review process (including the selection criteria along with the candidate’s complete application documents. The reviewers are asked to assess by a) filling in a structured evaluation sheet addressing the quality of the proposed research project and the applicant’s CV and publications and b) writing a qualitative review of the research proposal.
The reviewers will be asked to give a clear rating of the quality of the application by giving points according to a five-level scale (up to 10 points):
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