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.

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

Overview of the members of the SBO expert panels

Only members who have explicitly given their approval to have their name listed on the FWO website are included in this overview. Some membe…

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Overview members TBM-Expertpanels 2018

Only members who have explicitly given their approval to have their name listed on the FWO website are included in this overview. Name …

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International collaboration

- International collaboration committee (CIWC) - Cross-Domain Panel (CDP)

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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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Regulations FWO - Internal and External Peer Review

Regulations valid for calls that open until June 2018 Regulations valid for calls that open from September 2018

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