Revision of the FWO panel structure: seeking “orphan disciplines”

11/12/2019 09:38

The FWO is currently preparing a revision of our thematic panel structure, as was announced in our Policy Plan 2019 – 2023. The current structure, which distinguishes between 31 expert panels in five scientific domains, has been in place since 2010. After ten years an update of this structure is suitable. To this end we are organizing a large consultation of our stakeholders, who will deliver the necessary input to devise a revised panel structure more in line with the current state of the art and needs of science in Flanders. An important topic in this process is charting our so-called “orphan disciplines” – i.e. research disciplines or topics that currently do not have a natural home in the FWO panel structure. Are you a researchers working in a discipline or on a topic that is difficult to place in our current panel structure? Are you convinced that your work is not suited to be evaluated by any of our current expert panels? Please let us know by filling in the form below. We appreciate your input. Keep in mind the deadline for this call is January 30 2020.

Any other remarks regarding the revision of our panel structure may be directed at panelreform@fwo.be