Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica ›› 2020, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (8): 2004002.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB202004002

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Think Big, Start Small—On the Panel Committee Meetings for Project Reviews in 2019 at the Department of Chemical Science of NSFC

Xuefeng Fu, Yan Huang, Lin Cui, Yongjun Chen()   

  • Received:2020-03-31 Accepted:2020-03-31 Published:2020-05-19
  • Contact: Yongjun Chen


The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) is a vital government agency supporting basic research and people to create knowledge and meet major national needs, where a rigorous and objective merit-based peer review mechanism is the key to funding the most promising research proposals. This invited comment overviews some recent attempts aimed at bettering the academic evaluation environment at the Department of Chemical Science in 2019, through measures such as grouped panel committee meetings, standardized panel committee meeting procedures, and review process refinement to improve the project review at panel committee meeting levels.

Key words: NSFC, Panel committee meeting, Review procedure, Project defense requirement, Science foundation culture