The NWO Domain Science has a Domain Board that is responsible for developing the policy. The Domain Board takes decisions about the awarding of funds.

Members are pre-eminent professors in the domain of the exact and natural sciences at Dutch universities or research institutes. The chair is a member of the NWO-wide Executive Board. This Board is a collegial board. The members jointly represent the entire scope of science.

The board of the NWO Domain Science:

  1. Prof. L.J. (Ineke) Braakman (Utrecht University), Chair, also member of the Executive Board *
  2. Prof. J. (Jan) de Boer (University of Amsterdam)
  3. Prof. A. (Arjen) Doelman (Leiden University)
  4. Prof. B.J. (Bas) Zwaan (Wageningen University & Research)
  5. Dr P.E. (Peter) Wierenga (former Philips).

(* Due to the current health issues of professor Ineke Braakman, professor Niek Lopes Cardozo has been appointed as acting chair for the board of the NWO Domain Science for the time being.)

The office of the NWO Domain Science realises the established policy and prepares new policy to support the Domain Board. The office is the first point of contact for researchers and connects the scientific field with NWO. It deals with funding applications, manages programmes and projects, and supports NWO steering groups and committees in the realisation of their tasks. The NWO Domain Science Board will work closely with disciplinary advisory committees, the round tables, to ensure that the relationship with the entire scope of the scientific field is maintained.

The director of the NWO Domain Science office is Dr Arian Steenbruggen.

The NWO Domain Science has been operational since 1 January 2017.