Evaluation of the Pegasus programme

Evaluation of the Pegasus programme

The Pegasus programme, implemented by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), aimed to attract young excellent postdoctoral researchers, who were active abroad, to Flanders in order to contribute to the advancement of Flemish research. The aim of this evaluation study was to evaluate the Pegasus fellowship programme procedures and the achieved results.

A mix of different methods were used in order to provide an answer to the evaluations questions: desk research, online survey and in-depth interviews. The study has described in detail the characteristics of the Pegasus applicants, has evaluated the Pegasus programme procedures managed by the FWO (application, evaluation, feedback, contracting and reporting procedure) and has evaluated the impact of the Pegasus programme on the researchers, their host research institution and research in Flanders more in general. Hands-on recommendations were formulated for improvement of the programme.

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Kristof Mertens
Senior Expert Innovation & Competitiveness