The overarching selection criterion is excellence. The evaluation process will take into account the candidate’s research achievements as well as the potential to carry out independent and truly innovative research. Bibliometric indices will be properly balanced within a wider range of evaluation criteria, such as teaching, supervision, teamwork, knowledge transfer, management of research and innovation, and public awareness activities. For candidates from an industrial background, contributions to patenting and development of inventions will be carefully considered. Also, mobility experiences and changes from one discipline/sector to another will be considered as a valuable contribution to the professional development of a researcher. Finally, career breaks for justified reasons (military service, parenthood, family care) will be properly considered to ensure a fair selection.