Interested in joining a selection committee for the NWO Domain Science (ENW)?

NWO is always on the lookout for enthusiastic medior and senior researchers interested in joining a selection committee. These committees are essential to the proper, careful assessment of applications. At the bottom of this page, you can indicate if you are available for committee work for the NWO Domain Science (ENW).

What are the benefits?

  • insight into working methods and procedures at NWO;
  • learning how to write a successful application;
  • early knowledge of the latest scientific developments;
  • opportunities to expand your own network.

What does a selection committee do?

A selection committee assesses the quality of research applications, with the help of external expert advice and a possible interview with the applicant. The committee then prioritises these applications. On the basis of this prioritisation the competent body then decides which applicants will receive funding.

Who is eligible for committee membership?

Membership in a selection committee is open to medior and senior researchers: that is to say, post-doctoral researchers with least a few years’ additional experience (as professor, associate professor or assistant professor) and a broad view of research in the exact and/or natural sciences. When appointing a selection committee, care is taken to ensure that its members represent a wide variety of disciplines, diversities, universities and degrees of seniority. Knowledge of the Dutch language is not required.

Is there financial compensation for committee work?

NWO always refunds travel costs and necessary accommodation costs for committee members. In certain cases NWO also offers committee members compensation for the time devoted to selection meetings, so-called vacatiegeld (attendance fee).

More information

If you are interested in taking part in a selection committee during the next funding round, please fill in the application form below. For more information please contact Varsha Kapoerchan at or on +31-(0)70-3494442.

Becoming a member of a selection committee for the NWO Domain Science (ENW)

Gender: *
If you choose 'other', please state which university in the field Addition/explanation: below.
for instance Open Competition Domain Science, ENW PPS-fund
Permission to use information
All data that I enter in this form will be treated confidentially, will not be provided to third parties and will only be used for the benefit of the selection committee. At the end of the application procedure / my membership of the selection committee, my information will be deleted. *