FWO-Expertpanels

Expertpanels are the beating heart of the FWO. They evaluate the applications for fellowships and research projects. There are 30 subject specialist panels and 1 interdisciplinary panel. Most panels are composed of 16 members, the majority of which are not affiliated to a Flemish university. The panels meet twice a year and submit scientific advice to the Senate and the Board of Trustees.

The 30 Expertpanels are divided into 5 scientific domains:

SCOPE

Interdisciplinarity means that progress can be made in each of the disciplines (belonging to a different scientific area (e.g. Biological Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology)) involved by the execution of the collective project, in each of the disciplines separately and/or on a collective area. Projects where one of the disciplines is only instrumental for the other, where one discipline for example supplies tools for a subject of an other discipline, are not eligible.

Based on the above-mentioned criterium, the interdisciplinary expertpanel makes a susceptibility research. Applications can afterwards be redirected to discipline-specific panels.

Here you can find some background information concerning which type of applications can be evaluated by the interdisciplinary panel.

MEMBERS

Name

Institution

Chair

 

Boone Christophe

Universiteit Antwerpen

Vice-chair

 

Skirtach André

Universiteit Gent

Members

 

Biggs Michael

University of Hertfordshire (GB)

Francart Tom

KU Leuven

Hooyberghs Jef

VITO

Morrison Ann

Aalborg University (DK)

Slump Cornelis

Universiteit Twente (NL)

Stroobants Sigrid

UAntwerpen

Svozil Karl

Vienna University of Technology (AT)

Taly Valerie

Université Paris Descartes (FR)

The application procedure - The correct Expertpanel

Vacancies

1 vacancy for expertsassociated with either a university or a scientific research institute not belonging to the Flemish Community or the Dutch-language register of a federal institute for scientific research.

Profiles:

  • Medecine: general biomedical sciences

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International collaboration

- International collaboration committee (CIWC) - Panel for international collaboration (CIS)

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Research Infrastructure

Commissie Invest -Commissie Science

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Other commissions

There are also a number of advisory groups with well-defined mandates which advise on a specific line of research or within a specific collaboration. These groups meet once or twice a year as required.

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Code of Conduct

FWO Code of Conduct- Expertpanels Established Line of Conduct 1. The panel chair and the panel members must always strictly adhere to the li…

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Regulations FWO - Internal and External Peer Review

Art. 1. For the evaluation of research applications and applications for research infrastructure, the FWO relies on both internal and extern…

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Guideline for panel members

The guidelines issued to the external referees can be read in the guide for panel members

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List members Expertpanels and Governing boards

Here you can find the list of panel members.

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