The FAL Advisory Board consisting of three Russian and three Norwegian senior scientists evaluates the proposals and select candidates. The priority in selection of candidates will first of all be based on quality and relevance to the topics described at ( Annex ). Also, the qualifications of the scholar and her/his supervisors will be considered in the evaluation. The period of the projects' financial support will be up to 2 years covering the period of 2004-05. An evaluation of all projects and candidates will be done after one year and if progress is
successful decision about prolongation will be done. The candidates will use FAL facilities at AARI as working place.