Membership Notice Board

All membership-related topics for members of the International Science Council at a glance.

The ISC Membership Notice Board serves as a two-track platform where the ISC as well as ISC Members, Affiliated Bodies and partners may share relevant information with the ISC membership.

In particular, the notice board includes an overview of all important membership-related notifications and deadlines in regards to ongoing calls for nominations and participation (below under Current Opportunities), an overview of upcoming ISC dates and events (below under Key ISC Dates and Events), as well as access to the most important ISC membership-related documents (below under Key ISC Documents).

In addition, you will find a list of current opportunities for participation within the ISC Family, a membership repository of best practice guidelines and international platforms as well as information about organizations that have recently joined the ISC membership.

New information will be added to this page on a continuous basis and ISC Members are encouraged to visit this page regularly.

If you would like to share information with all ISC Members and display it here on the notice board, please contact Anne Thieme.

Current opportunities

Make a contribution to the Transform21 portal

Register for our CFRS session “Protecting Scientific Freedom around the World” on 21/22 September

ISC call for partners: collaborating on issues related to scientific freedom and responsibility in science

Call for national assessments on the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential future scenarios

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Join the ISC Science Communications Network

Contribute expertise to the COVID-19 Outcomes Scenarios project

UNESCO Open Science: Download and republish the ISC delegation’s joint statement

Make your submission to the
ISC COVID-19 Global Science Portal 

Contribute to our “UN Ocean Decade” blog (contact Lizzie Sayer)

Quick Links

Access all of the recordings and presentations from our online event series “Knowledge Sharing”

Next ISC General Assembly:
11 – 15 October 2021 (online)

The linked resources, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this page are those of the contributors (except where stated otherwise). The ISC accepts no liability in this regard and is not responsible for the content of external websites.

📅 Key ISC dates and events

In this section, the dates of all ISC-related events, including meetings of the ISC Governing Board and its advisory bodies, meetings and events where the ISC is the main host, as well as events where ISC representatives participate as a speaker, are listed.

See also our events page
See also our UN events calendar


30 August – 2 September

Build Back Wiser – 4th biennial conference on Science Advice to Governments


21/22 September

CFRS session “Protecting Scientific Freedom around the World”


11 – 15 October 2021

ISC General Assembly


📚 Key ISC documents

This is a small library for the ISC membership where important ISC documents are displayed for your quick access. You may also browse all ISC publications here.

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(for ISC Members’ consideration to include on their websites)

📣 Calls for action and other opportunities within the ISC community

In this section, ISC Members, ISC affiliated bodies, as well as ISC partners (including UN agencies) may share their calls for nominations, applications and other opportunities for engagement. Please contact Anne Thieme if you wish to share your opportunity with the ISC membership here.

See also our weekly science opportunities and our vacancies page for job opportunities within the ISC and the ISC community.

Become a mentor for African applicants to economics programs
Graduate Applications International Network (GAIN)
Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Apply for the position of Executive Director to lead the WDS International Programme Office situated at the University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII)
World Data System (WDS)
Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Apply for a remote fellowship at IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Call to participate in SCAR Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Group
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Deadline for expressions of interest: Ongoing

Falling Walls 2021 international Lab call to pitch your innovative idea in 3 minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society
Falling Walls
Deadline for submissions: Deadlines vary depending on location

Call for contributions to the upcoming GRIP miniseries on Speculative Urban Futures
Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP)
Deadline for submissions: ongoing

Nominate candidates for the Tyler Prize for environmental science, health, and energy conferring great benefit upon humanity
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Deadline for applications: 22 September 2021

Apply for a research development fellowships to support African researchers who are working on important challenges for human health in Africa
African research Excellence Fund
Deadline for applications: 23 September 2021

Apply for an online side event at the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference
United Nations
Deadline for applications: 24 September 2021

Apply for funding, as a UK-based researcher, by submitting a proposal for a project focused on “what is a good city?”
The British Academy (BA)
Deadline for applications: 29 September 2021

Submit a proposal, as a UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences, for projects which focus on the question “what is a good city?”. Awards up to £200,000 at 100% FEC, with a duration of 24 months
The British Academy
Deadline for submissions: 29 September 2021

Call for Proposals to Host International Data Week 2025
ISC Committee on Data (CODATA)
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2021

Contribute to the review of the study on the use and impact of the IPBES conceptual framework
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Deadline for contributions: 30 September 2021

Apply for the fellowship programme for women scientists from developing countries “EMPOWER Fellowships: a South-South and Triangular Cooperation programme”
United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2021

Apply for the German Chancellor Fellowship for university graduates from Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa, USA for a 12-month project in Germany
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Deadline for applications: 5 October 2021

Apply for the “Just Transitions within Sectors and Industries Globally” programme for researchers in the humanities and social sciences
The British Academy
Deadline for applications: 6 October 2021

Apply for the “COVID-19 Recovery: Building future pandemic preparedness and understanding citizen engagement in the G7” programme for UK and G7-based researchers within the humanities and social sciences
The British Academy
Deadline for applications: 6 October 2021

Apply for the 2022 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for women scientists (from STEM disciplines) in the Early Career stage
Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Deadline for applications: 28 October 2021

Vacancy: Editor-in Chief for the IUBMB Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, a journal dedicated to the rapid publication of discoveries in the life sciences that impact and advance biotechnology
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)
Deadline for applications: 31 October 2021

Vacancy: Editor-in Chief for the IUBMB BioFactors, a journal devoted to the rapid publication of highly significant original research articles and reviews in experimental biology in health and disease
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)
Deadline for applications: 31 October 2021

Apply for funding for international research projects on Global Issues – Preventing Pandemics: the Role of Human-Environmental Interactions
Volkswagen Foundation
Deadline for applications: 4 November 2021

Call for proposals for the priority programme “Resilience in Connected Worlds – Mastering Failures, Overload, Attacks, and the Unexpected
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Deadline for submission: 5 November 2021

Contribute to a special issue of the journal Agronomy on the subject “Soil Fertility Management in Cropping Systems: Today’s and Future Perspectives”
MDPI Academic Open Access Publishing
Deadline for submissions: 10 November 2021

Participate in the WCRP Climate Training Stocktake Survey 2021
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
Deadline for submissions: 26 November 2021

Apply for a cash prize of CAD$1,000 of the Inaugural WDS-ITO Data Prize for innovative use of WDS data in Virtual Research Environments or Notebooks
World Data System International Technology Office  (WDS-ITO)
Deadline for applications: 1 December 2021

Apply for TWAS fellowships and research grants
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Deadline: Ongoing opportunities

Call for online sessions for satellite activities of the Ocean Decade Laboratories

The First International Ocean Decade Conference will take place as two interconnected segments between June 2021 and July 2022. Over the course of one year, this will offer various opportunities in terms of communications to generate awareness and catalyze action on the seven Decade Outcomes of the Ocean Decade on the path to “Creating the Ocean We Want”. While the first of these segments will be the virtual High-Level Launch of the Ocean Decade on 1 June 2021, the second segment will be the UN Ocean Decade Laboratories. Each Laboratory will address one of the Ocean Decade Outcomes, therefore, seven Laboratories will take place between July 2021 and May 2022.

Call for Artwork to help the IPCC make science accessible – #SayItWithScience

The UN Foundation and the IPCC are partnering to make climate science more accessible to global youth. The initiative, called #SayItWithScience, uses art to rapidly communicate climate solutions to new audiences. To make IPCC science more accessible, UNF is calling on young artists to help visualize climate solutions and energize the call to “unite behind the science.” As part of the Say It With Science initiative, this artwork would be credited in public communications and could potentially feature in upcoming report releases by the IPCC on the latest science of climate change. Get in touch with Sigourney Luz if you have any questions:

Join or establish a National Ocean Decade Committee

Voluntary National Decade Committees are now being established to support implementation of Ocean Decade initiatives at the national level – which include a strong training, capacity-development, and mutual assistance component – as well as support the coordination of Decade Actions within countries. National Decade Committees will help connect stakeholders looking to collaborate or share examples of successful co-design and co-delivery of activities to inspire action in others. Find out more here or contact

Sign the World Health Organization’s Call for Action: Managing the Infodemic

A global movement to promote access to health information and to mitigate harm from health misinformation among online and offline communities.

Endorse the WHO call for worldwide coordination to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a call for worldwide coordination of the vaccination efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic. ISC Member Bilim Akademisi encourages all ISC Members to join them in endorsing the call and appealing to all governments for coordinated, equitable, efficient and sustained action. The ISC is currently developing a statement on this issue.

Join the WHO Solidarity Call to Action to Share COVID-19 Knowledge
World Health Organization (WHO)

Call for expressions of interest to host a Future Earth Global Coordination Hub
Future Earth

To help coordinate the work of the Global Secretariat Hubs and support the Future Earth community this office will be in charge of the key global coordination and strategy development work across the Future Earth community including governance support and will host the new Executive Director.

Join an AuthorAID online journal club

The AuthorAID online journal clubs provide opportunities to discuss papers in a variety of thematic areas and learn together about skills in statistics, writing keywords and titles, critically analysing a paper, plagiarism, and reference management software, amongst other topics. The groups arrange regular live presentations and discussions via Zoom. The AuthorAID online journal clubs are open to everyone, whether you are an experienced academic/scientist, or an early-career researcher, or anybody interested in the topic of the club.

Call for Applications: ICIAM Conference Support for Applied and Industrial Mathematics in Developing Countries
International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM)

The ICIAM has adopted the policy that in non-congress years it will give support to existing conferences to fund a number of ICIAM Fellowships for participants from developing countries and regions. Applications should be submitted a year in advance.

Share your views on the future of education
COVID Education Alliance

The COVID Education Alliance (COVIDEA) initiative aims to help current education systems adapt to the requirements of a rapidly changing world as made evident by the COVID-19 pandemic. Help develop this very timely initiative by completing the survey.

Join the Oxfam/LSE Research and Action Programme on ‘Emergent Agency in a Time of COVID-19’
Oxfam and the LSE’s Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme

Expected outcomes of the programme include clearer insights about the notion of ‘emergent agency’ and the nature and scale of novel strategies and initiatives as well as understanding how emergent agency links to systemic inequalities.

Add your name to the African Scientists Directory
International Science Council (ISC) Regional Office for Africa; Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

Consider registering your details on the directory to support a well-connected African (natural and social) science community.

Podcasts, webinar series, e-learning

This section provides an overview of podcasts and webinar series that are facilitated by ISC Members and other organizations within the ISC Family. Please let Anne Thieme know if your podcast or webinar series is missing here.




💡 Membership knowledge sharing platform

The purpose of this knowledge sharing platform is to close knowledge gaps and enhance knowledge sharing among ISC Members by gathering contributions, such as reports, guidelines, statements and other related links on several topics as listed below. We highly encourage ISC Members to make your contribution to this knowledge sharing platform if your organization is willing to share relevant documents and links. Please contact Anne Thieme if you wish to list contributions below.

International Science and Science Advice

COVID-19 Platforms and Campaigns

Discrimination, Harassment and Unconscious Bias




Ethics in Science



Freedom in Science





Other Platforms

🆕 Latest additions to the ISC Membership

Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC)

joined in January 2021

Eötvös Loránd Research Network – Hungary (ELKH)

joined in January 2021

Sénégal Académie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques (ANSTS

joined in December 2020

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)

joined in December 2020

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

joined in December 2020

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

joined in December 2020

In Memoriam

CornelisKees” de Jager

The ISC celebrates the life of former the ICSU president, Kees de Jager – a diplomat for the international scientific community.

Bob Scholes

The ISC is saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Bob Scholes, a true friend of international science and scientific endeavour.

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