Community of Experts

A quality-driven college of experts across all scientific disciplines

Since 1974 the European Science Foundation (ESF) has constructed a network of international academics, science policy experts, and stakeholders across the European and global research landscape. Building on this heritage, we are now bringing together the world’s leading researchers to develop the ESF Community of Experts.

Members of the Community of Experts can be invited to act as reviewers for research project proposals, fellowship applications, or academic promotion candidates. They may also be invited to join review panels to select research proposals in a dedicated meeting. 

The Community of Experts comprises two Colleges:  

The ESF-SC Community of Experts plays a vital role in sustaining scientific collaboration and supporting excellence in grant and programmatic evaluation. Today it comprises nearly 10,000 international experts across all scientific disciplines.


    ESF-SC is very grateful to the external reviewers and panel members who participate in our evaluation exercises by providing constructive and insightful feedback. Their efforts are vital in ensuring and improving the quality of our evaluation process. We would like to thank the following experts for their valuable support and contribution in 2021.

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