FOM research takes place at two types of location:
- FOM institutes: AMOLF, DIFFER, Nikhef, and the Advanced Research Center ARCNL (with ASML, FOM, NWO, UvA and VU) and
- in FOM workgroups at universities or research institutions (see the list below).
FOM is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The current structure of the NWO organisation will be reorganized. FOM will be integrated in this new organisation.
All FOM workgroups fall under the managerial responsibility of the Administrative Unit for Research Groups at Universities (Dutch acronym BUW). For four research fields the Executive Board of FOM has appointed advisory committees. Besides advising the board, these committees play a role in monitoring the progress of current FOM programmes within their research field.