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Discipline Committees

Discipline Committees are permanent professional advisory bodies, which assist the Presidium during the evaluation process. Panels are expert bodies for Discipline Committees. Each committee is composed of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of individual panels and has between 10 to 20 members who are nominated by the Czech Science Foundation Presidium. The members are appointed for a two-year term with the possibility of two consecutive terms maximum.

Discipline Committees and Panels together undertake the work of evaluating the grant proposals received each year as well as evaluating the results of ongoing or finished grant projects. They prepare recommendations for the Presidium concerning both activities.

Discipline Committees are set up for five general scientific areas:
  1. Technical Sciences
  2. Physical Sciences
  3. Medical and Biological Sciences
  4. Social Sciences and Humanities
  5. Agricultural and Biological-Environmental Sciences

Panels

Evaluation Panels are expert bodies of the Discipline Committees. Together these Committees and Panels undertake the work of evaluating the grant proposals received each year as well as evaluating the results of ongoing or finished grant projects. They prepare recommendations for the Presidium concerning both activities.

The Panels prepare internal peer reviews of the submitted grant proposals and prepare recommendations, preliminary ranking of the grant proposals and other materials for the meetings of the Discipline Committees.

The Czech Science Foundation has altogether 39 expert Panels with slightly over 400 members. Members of individual Panels are appointed generally for a two-year term with the possibility of two consecutive terms maximum.

  • 1. Technical Sciences

  • P101 – Mechanical engineering
  • P102 – Electrical engineering and electronic engineering
  • P103 – Cybernetics and information processing
  • P104 – Construction materials, architecture
  • P105 – Structural mechanics and construction, fluid mechanics
  • P106 – Technical chemistry
  • P107 – Material preparation and metallurgy
  • P108 – Materials science and engineering
  • 2. Physical Sciences

  • P201 – Mathematics
  • P202 – Computer science
  • P203 – Nuclear and particle physics, plasma physics, and low temperature physics
  • P204 – Condensed matter and material physics
  • P205 – Biophysics, macromolecular physics, and optics
  • P206 – Analytical chemistry – chemical and structural analysis of atomic, molecular and biomolecular systems
  • P207 – Chemical and biochemical transformations
  • P208 – Chemical physics and physical chemistry
  • P209 – Astronomy and astrophysics, atmospheric physics, meteorology, climatology, and hydrology, physical geography
  • P210 – Geophysics, geochemistry, geology and mineralogy, hydrogeology
  • 3. Medical and Biological Sciences

  • P301 – Genetics, experimental oncology, medical biochemistry, metabolism and nutrition
  • P302 – Morphological disciplines, microbiology, immunology, epidemiology and hygiene
  • P303 – Physiological disciplines, pharmacology, neurosciences and toxicology
  • P304 – Clinical and preclinical research, experimental medicine
  • P305 – Molecular, cellular, structural and developmental biology and bioinformatics
  • 4. Social Sciences and Humanities

  • P401 – Philosophy, theology, religious studies
  • P402 – Economic sciences, macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, quantitative methods in economics
  • P403 – Business sciences, finance, administration, management
  • P404 – Sociology, demography, social geography and media studies
  • P405 – Archeology and pre-modern history (until 1780)
  • P406 – Linguistics and literature
  • P407 – Psychology, pedagogy
  • P408 – Juridical science and political science
  • P409 – Aesthetics, musical sciences and art sciences
  • P410 – Modern history (after 1780) and ethnology
  • 5. Agricultural and Biological-environmental Sciences

  • P501 – Plant physiology and genetics, plant medicine
  • P502 – Animal physiology and genetics, veterinary medicine
  • P503 – Food technology, ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • P504 – Landscape management, forestry and soil biology, ecosystem ecology
  • P505 – Animal and plant ecology
  • P506 – Botany and zoology