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  • Within seven calendar days from the date the rejection notification is sent, candidates may submit redress by sending an e-mail to [email protected], which must include an explanatory text together with the documents that the candidate deems appropriate.

    Redress will be resolved by a redress committee. The resolution will be sent by e-mail within ten calendar days from the date of receipt of the redress.

    The redress procedure will be strictly confidential.

    The technical or scientific appraisal of the evaluators will not be called into question. The selection and evaluation processes themselves ensure the independence and the objectivity of the evaluation. 

  • No. According to standard practice in the selection processes using the peer review system, applicants are not informed of the identity of the individuals who will evaluate their application or of the composition of the selection boards who will interview the applicants. Nevertheless, once the selection processes have ended, a list of all the professors and researchers who took part in them will be made public.

  • The applicants who pass the preselection process will be called in for a face-to-face screening interview. 

    During the interview, the members of the selection committee may ask for clarifications and pose the academic, personal, or professional questions that they deem appropriate with the aim of selecting—among all the individuals interviewed—those who, in their opinion, are deserving of the fellowship.

  • Approximately thirty minutes divided in two steps: a presentation made from the applicant and  around of interviews made from the experts to the applicant.

  • No, under no circumstances.

  • The Redress Committee is made up of personnel from the ”la Caixa” Foundation who receive and handle any complaints and/or suggestions from the applicants. 

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