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The so-called Vrije programma's of FOM form the largest category of research programmes. These programmes have a clear objective, focus, cohesion and added value (compared to separate small-scale projects). And the scientific quality must of course be evident.
Programmes are awarded funding in a highly competitive round. The proposals submitted are evaluated on the basis of oral presentations, recommendations from advisory committees and a strict evaluation by international experts. Based on these evaluations, FOM's Executive Board eventually awards the programmes for a predetermined number of years.
To facilitate the management of developments in Dutch physics, FOM's Executive Board has divided FOM's sphere of activities into seven subfields. The programmes carried out within a given subfield can be found in the menu on the left.
For further information about the yearly single round for programme applications, please see the section research grants
Further information about the five programmes awarded in 2013 can be found below.
Further information about the five programmes awarded in 2012 can be found below.
Further information about the five programmes awarded in 2011 can be found below.
Further information* about the six programmes awarded in 2010 can be found below.
Further information* about the five programmes awarded in 2009 can be found below.
* In Dutch.