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

Contribute expertise to the COVID-19 Scenarios project by 30 June

Register for the online consultation with ISC Members regarding dues structure
(22 and 23 June)

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Register for the online consultation with ISC Members regarding 2022 – 2024 Action Plan
(28 and 29 July)

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

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Join the ISC Science Communications Network

Provide feedback on the ISC Future of Scientific Publishing report


Promote the IIASA-ISC
Pathways to a post-COVID World
thematic reports

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

Use the ISC ECOSOC-HLPF contribution to engage with your national UN delegation


Suggest a speaker for
Global Science TV

Quick Links

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

Next ISC General Assembly:
11 – 15 October 2021

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

JULY 2021



30 August – 2 September

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


6 – 7 September 2021

Meeting of the ISC Governing Board


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.

Participate in the IPBES review of the second order draft of the chapters and the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the sustainable use of wild species assessment
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Deadline for contributions: 10 June 2021

Vote on the future organisation of the European Space Weather and Climate community (open to everyone with professional activity related to Space Weather and Climate)
Quo Vadis initiative
Deadline for registrations: 14 June 2021

Call for nominations for the science breakthroughs of 2021
Falling Walls
Deadline for nominations: 15 June 2021

Call for nominations for the Holberg Prize for outstanding contributions to research in the humanities, social sciences, law and theology
The Holberg Prize 
Deadline for nominations: 15 June 2021

Submit nominations for the Norman Borlaug Field Award
World Food Prize Foundation
Deadline for nominations: 15 June 2021

Participate in the UNEP@50 survey to guide the further civil society input to UNEP@50, culminating in a report titled “The UNEP We Want” to be delivered at UNEA 5.2 for the high-level UNEP@50 commemoration and to be published and disseminated worldwide
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Civil Society Unit
Deadline for contributions: 30 June 2021

Nominate candidates for the IAP Young Physician Leaders Programme
InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)
Deadline for nominations: 30 June 2021

Register and/or submit an abstract to the workshop on the Attribution of Multi-annual to Decadal Changes in the Climate System
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2021

Participate in a global survey of views on how science, technology and innovation can best support the SDGs
Steering Research and Innovation for Global Goals (STRING)
Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2021

Submit a proposal for the Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World Call
Trans-Atlantic Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (T-AP)
Deadline for submissions: 12 July 2021

Submit papers to the Janet A. Harkness Student Paper Award Competition
World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR)
Deadline for submissions: 21 July 2021

Call for nominations for the NAS Gold Medal Prize
Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS)
Deadline for nominations: 25 July 2021

Call for proposals: Establishing research chairs on forced displacement in the Middle East and East Africa
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Deadline for applications: 3 August 2021

Call for proposals: Establishing research chairs on forced displacement in the Middle East and East Africa
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Deadline for applications: 8 September 2021

Participate in the Digital Research Infrastructure Survey aiming to understand researchers’ use of computational notebooks or virtual research environments
World Data Systems, ELIXIR, Holloway University
Deadline for contributions: 15 September 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

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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