Expert panels are the beating heart of the FWO. They evaluate the applications for fellowships and research projects.

The funding of excellent and promising researchers and research projects requires that the evaluations provided by the experts be of high quality. To combat any gender bias in the evaluation of fellowship and project applications, the FWO strives to ensure that no more than two-thirds of the members of its expert panels are of the same gender.

Regulations of the Research Foundation – Flanders governing the internal and external peer review

These regulations lay down the conditions of the evaluation and award procedure for the research support programmes managed by the FWO.

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