Information to the universities when submitting their nominations of candidates for the Pioneer Centers

Information to the universities when submitting their nominations of candidates for the Pioneer Centers

In accordance with the Implementation Model for Pioneer Centers, the co-funding foundations have sent a letter dated December 2, 2019, to the eight Danish universities inviting them to identify potential candidates in the global research community, including Denmark, and nominate up to five candidates each for a so-called long list.

The universities are invited to observe the requirements and evaluation criteria laid down in the Implementation Model, including the requirement that the candidates must be internationally recognized as top scientists within his or her field of research and have significant international experience as a research director/research leader.

In that process, the universities may choose to nominate persons from an inspirational list established by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF).

Each of the candidates must have accepted to be nominated before they are submitted to the foundations. Nominations must be accompanied by sufficient data and documentation to substantiate the following evaluation process, including a short statement that demonstrates how the candidates meet the criteria for appointment of research directors, cf. section 4 on evaluation criteria in the Implementation model.

The candidates suggested by the universities are expected to fit well into the long-term research and education strategy of the institution. This should be outlined briefly in the nomination of the candidate as a preliminary vision for the Pioneer center’s research activities. Also, the nominations should briefly describe the planned organization of the Pioneer center within the nominating university as well as across/within any collaborating institutions.

The universities are requested to submit their nominations accompanied by the listed data before March 2, 2020.

The nominations should be submitted to dg@dg.dk with the subject “[University’s name] nomination of candidates for a Pioneer Center”.

Each university can submit one email containing their nomination of up to five candidates. Data about the candidate must be compiled into one pdf document per candidate, see details below.

  • Further details on the data to be included

    Nomination of university candidates – Pioneer Centres

    Each university may nominate up to 5 candidates. For each candidate the following data and documents are requested:

     

    1. Name, address and other contact details

     

    1. CV (max. 12,000 characters including spaces, including a list of the 10 most relevant scientific articles, to be attached as attachment 1)

     

    1. How does the candidate meet the criteria for appointment of research directors? The statement must respond to the evaluation criteria as stated in the Implementation Model, section 4 (max. 2400 characters including spaces to be attached as attachment 2)

     

    1. What is the candidate’s vision for his/her research idea and how does it fit into the selected strategic priority areas? (max. 2400 characters including spaces to be attached as attachment 3)

     

    1. How does the candidate and vision for the research idea fit into the long-term research and education strategy of the nominating university? (max. 2400 characters including spaces to be attached as attachment 4)

     

    1. Description of the planned organization of the Pioneer Centre within the nominating university as well as across/within any collaborating institutions (max. 2400 characters including spaces to be attached as attachment 5)

     

    Please observe that the amount and length of the requested information must be respected, i.a. due to the principle of equal treatment. Any charts, diagrams or figures are included in the above-mentioned limitations in characters including spaces.