In line with the theme of the 2015 conference in Luxembourg, specifically dedicated to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action, these Awards have identified the three best researchers funded so far under the MSCA COFUND scheme, amongst the most promising scientists nominated by their host institutions. The FNR had asked co-funded fellowship schemes in Europe to nominate their best fellow whom to be eligible had to have been funded by one of the European Commission’s MSCA COFUND Schemes for a research project carried out between 2008 and mid-2015.
Based on the list of around 30 pre-selected fellows which represented highly competitive grant schemes, which had successfully supported more than thousand researchers during that period, the three finalists were selected during an expert panel meeting in Luxembourg using the following selection criterias:
An expert panel was composed by three renowned scientists:
AIDEN DOHERTY Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford – Nuffield Department of Population Health
DAVID HOEY – Associate Professor – Biomedical engineering -School of Engineering – Dublin Trinity College
JULIEN MEYER, Researcher at Gipsa Laboratory- CNRS Grenoble France