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.

Panels fundamental research

For the fundamental channels, there are 31 subject-specific expertpanels and one specific interdisciplinary panel. Each panel is subdivided into a panel for PhD fellowships fundamental research, postdoctoral fellowships and research projects fundamental research.

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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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