ESF Reviewers' corner

FWO Postdoctoral fellowship Call


FWO - ESF-Science Connect Partnership

Since 2012, ESF-Science Connect partners with funding organisations, universities and international programmes for the scientific assessment of research proposals and fellowship applications submitted in the context of competitive call for funding. Since 2016, ESF-Science Connect has processed more than 3,000 projects and applications; When implementing its assessment process, ESF Science Connect strictly follows core principles to ensure the robustness of the process, in particular: Excellence, Impartiality and Integrity.

FWO is entrusting ESF-Science Connect to contribute to the scientific assessment of applications submitted to the 2018 postdoctoral fellowships calls.

In doing so, ESF-Science Connect is identifying and appointing expert reviewers (two per application) who have the required expertise to provide an informed opinion on the scientific merit of the applicant and her/his research project. It must be noted that the identification, appointment and coordination of reviewers is an independent process fully implemented by ESF without any external intervention.

What’s Next? FWO - Selection process

The assessment reports will then be forwarded to FWO’s disciplinary expert panels  and will be considered as specialists’ inputs in the selection process.

The selection process implemented through FWO Expert panels will first identify shortlisted applicants to be interviewed and then conclude on a final list of candidates to be supported. The announcement of results is expected around end of June/early July 2019, successful applicants will start their fellowship on October or 1st November 2019.