As a key policy committee, the CFRS safeguards and promotes the Principle of Universality of Science, one of the strategic priority areas of the International Council for Science. Nominations for individuals to serve on this Committee are now invited. With the replacement of about a third of the current membership, 6-8 new members are being sought.
The term of office is three years, starting in October 2015 and potentially renewable once. The Committee meets twice per year, normally for 2 days, once in Paris and once outside of Europe. Occasionally, Committee members may be asked to participate in scientific meetings co-sponsored by CFRS. Some work is also carried out between meetings and Committee members may be asked to contribute to specific working or review groups. Expenses for travel (Economy Class for airfares) and accommodation for all meetings are covered by the International Council for Science.
The main criterion for selection, by the Executive Board, is scientific expertise, including relevant experience and interest in the Principle of Universality of Science. In addition, all Council committees are balanced, as far as possible, for geographical representation and gender.
Please note that all candidates have to be nominated by an ICSU Member organization, so if you are interested in joining the committee, you need to contact an ICSU Member to obtain their support. Nominations should be summited by using the form below as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, 19 December 2014.
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