The Fund works with a large pool of advisers in committees of various composition, who offer advice about grant applications. We also use their expertise for performance visits and policy development. On 1 January 2013, a total of 166 advisers were involved with the Fund. The members of the external selection committee advise the General Director when appointing advisers.
The Fund seeks the advice of an independent objections committee concerning objections relating to multiple-year applications, 2013- 2016. Concerning all other grants, the Fund provides a simple procedure using only an Appeals Board headed by an external Chairman.