Calls for applications for analysis, assessment and research projects

Calls for applications for government analysis, assessment and research projects are based on the Government's annual plan for analysis, assessment and research.

All analysis, assessment and research projects are put out to open tender. The calls for applications are intended for organisations, such as universities and universities of applied sciences, research institutes, companies and organisations, or consortia formed by these, including international organisations. Contracts for the procurement of analysis, assessment and research activities are concluded with background organisations, not individuals. 

The calls for applications are divided into themes selected jointly by different branches of government. Experts at the ministries evaluate the applications and submit proposals to the Prime Minister’s Office on which projects should be selected. The selection criteria are relevance, impact, applicability, quality and feasibility.

The Prime Minister's Office decides on the execution of analysis, assessment and research projects, draws up the contracts and monitors project progress together with the steering groups appointed for each project.

The funding for analysis, assessment and research projects is a full-cost appropriation, so no own funding is required.