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.

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

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

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

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

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