ELIT Applications Overview

The ELIT call for applications closed yesterday at 2 pm CET.
We received a total of 104 applications from 89 candidates. We would like to thank all applicants for their work! Ten of them will be selected in the ELIT programme for the Empirical Study of Literature.

Evaluation procedure

As explained in the Call, a specific Evaluation Commission will be established for each working package (WP) to assess the applicants. Each Evaluation Commission is composed of the main supervisors and an external member from the Supervisory Board. The evaluation process will include two stages.
1st stage: Application assessment. Application materials will be assessed on the basis of the criteria explained in the Call.
2nd stage: For each position, up to 10 applicants will be invited to an interview in videoconference, according to the ranking list.
At the end of the selection process, the Steering Committee will approve the final ranking lists, one for each of the 10 available positions, and the first applicants in each ranking list will be invited to the recruitment stage.
All details about the procedure are explained here (pp. 3-5)

How to get up to date

All candidates will be informed about the outcome of the selection process with an Evaluation Summary Report that will be sent via email.

All information about the outcomes of the evaluation process will be published on this website. To keep up to date, please follow us regularly on this website, on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

Some statistics

While waiting for the evaluation outcomes, you can find here some data about the applications we have received.


In Figure 1, you can see the countries of provenance of the applicants. A total of 44 different countries: most-represented are Italy (10), UK (7), Netherlands (6), and India (6).

Figure 1. Provenance of the applicants. Click the image to activate interactive visualization.


The distributions of applications by gender of applicants is illustrated by Figure 2. The gender composition confirms that women are more represented in humanities research, a trend that remains inaltered also in the empirical study of literature.

Figure 2. Gender of the applicants.