Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS, Expert reviewer (External organisation)

Brooks, A. L. (Member)

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Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS, Bruxelles

This research council, was established in 1928. Its founding principle is the ‎promotion of basic scientific research in the French-speaking Community of Belgium. ‎The organisation has four associated funds: Medical Research, Nuclear Science, ‎Collective Basic Research and Agro-Industrial Research. As the organisation does ‎not harbour laboratories in its premises, all the research is carried out in universities. ‎The organisation supports individual researchers. It awards temporary grants to ‎fund doctoral students and grants for qualified researchers, scientific research ‎workers and research managers. The resources available to the F.R.S.-FNRS and its ‎associated funds consist mainly of subsidies granted to them by the French ‎Community and the Federal State of Belgium. Also, the Fonds receives private funds ‎to be spread within the scientific community on the sole basis of scientific excellence. ‎The applicants are selected via peer-review evaluation. The evaluation is done by 32 ‎scientific committees, whose members are leading national and international ‎scientists in their respective field. The Fonds works on a bottom-up approach, which ‎means that there are no targeted approach calls but exclusively proposals freely ‎created by the interested researchers or researchers-to-be. All scientific areas are ‎covered and scientific excellence is the only criterion. The organisation funds Belgian ‎researchers who will coordinate or participate in a FP7 project.‎

Invited expert reviewer
Period4 Jul 20114 Jul 2025
Held atFonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS, Expert reviewer
Degree of RecognitionInternational