For the Referee

The applicant should ask a referee to submit his/her reference through the online reference system. Once submitted through the system the reference doesn’t have to be sent to the Foundation in paper.

When using the online reference system for the first time the referee must create a user profile by clicking ‘’Create a user profile’’.

If the applicant is working on a doctoral thesis the reference of someone familiar with his/her project is very important.

When giving references for more than one applicant, the respective order of the applicants counts when assessing the applicants.

When giving references to a working group it is very important to know with what or whose name the grant is applied for so that the Foundation can attach the reference to the right application.

It is preferable to submit the reference through the online reference system. The reference should be submitted within the application period. References can’t be submitted after the online system has been closed.