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. Therefore, 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

Nominate candidates for the 2021 ISC Awards Programme
by 8 March 2021

Submit feedback regarding the ISC eGA 2021
by 30 April 2021

Express your interest to host a regional presence
of the ISC Global Secretariat
by 15 May 2021 (for Asia)

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

Be part of the ISC Rethinking Human Development Global Relay – organize your own dialogue

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

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

Suggest a speaker for
Global Science TV

Quick Links

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

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

MARCH 2021

9 – 10 March 2021

Meeting of the ISC Governing Board

APRIL 2021

JUNE 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 the most important generic ISC documents are displayed for your quick access.

ISC logos
(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 vacancies page for job opportunities within the ISC and the ISC community.

Nominate experts to review the second order draft of the IPCC Working Group III AR6 (Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: Mitigation of Climate Change)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Deadline for registration: 7 March 2021

Call for contributions to the next “10 New Insights in Climate Science” report
Future Earth
Deadline for contributions: 7 March 2021

Apply for the AFD-GDN Biodiversity and Development Award program
Global Development Network (GDN), French Development Agency (AFD)
Deadline for applications: 7 March 2021

Apply for the International Exchanges schemes (for scientists based in the UK) if you want to stimulate collaborations with leading scientists overseas through either a one-off visit or bilateral travel
The Royal Society
Deadline for registration: 10 March 2021

Designate an observer to participate in the intergovernmental special committee meeting related to the draft UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science [en français]
Deadline for designations: 15 March 2021

Join the IUBMB Advanced School: Redox Alterations and Cellular Responses: From Signalling to Interventions
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2021

Recruit outstanding international research leaders to your institution (in the UK) through the Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship programme
The Royal Society, UK
Deadline for applications: 17 March 2021 (3:00 pm)

Early career scholars: Apply to the Lisa Jardine Grant Scheme to exploit history of science collections in support of your research in the field of intellectual history
The Royal Society, UK
Deadline for applications: 17 March 2021 (3:00 pm)

Nominate candidates for the Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact
Nature Research
Deadline for nominations: 21 March

Contribute yourself or suggest a speaker for the fifth session of the OAI12 CERN-UNIGE Workshop “The Future of Open Science”
Committee of the CERN-UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication
Deadline for contributions: 22 March 2021

Join the Advanced School: Molecular targets for anti-aging interventions
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB)
Deadline for applications: 30 March 2021

Call for papers for a forthcoming special collection dedicated to Transformations
Global Sustainability (Open Access journal dedicated to sustainability research)
Deadline for nominations: 31 March 2021

UN Call for Inputs to the IATT Report for the STI Forum 2021
UN Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (IATT)
Deadline for contributions: 1 April 2021

Apply for the OWSD PhD Fellowships (offered to women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences at a host institute in another developing country in the Global South)
Organization for Women in Science for the developing Worlds (OWSD)
Deadline for applications: 15 April 2021

Apply for the 2021 UN Global Climate Action Awards
United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)
Deadline for nominations: 30 April 2021

Call for expressions of interest to host a Future Earth Global Secretariat Hub
Future Earth
Deadline for nominations: 1 May 2021

Nominate candidates for the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate
World Food Prize Foundation
Deadline for nominations: 1 May 2021

Nominate candidates for the 2021 Jean Blondel PhD Prize for the best thesis in politics
European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Deadline for nominations: 3 May 2021

Nominate candidates for several TWAS awards, including young scientists, chemistry, sustainability and biological sciences
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
Deadline for nominations: 15 May 2021

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.

Nominate members for the African Strategy for Fundamental and Applied Physics (ASFAP) Steering Committee

The ASFAP Steering Committee is looking for co-conveners from West, Central and East Africa in the fields of Atomic & Molecular Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology, Biophysics, Computing, Energy, Earth Science, Fluid & Plasma Physics, Materials Physics (including Nano), Medical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Optics & Photonics, Particle Physics, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Physics Education, and Community Engagement. Please send nominations (name and CV) to

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.

Be a host to the awardee of the 2021 Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Lectureship Award

In 2021, InterPore selected Professor Dr. Muhammad Sahimi (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), a porous media researcher with an esteemed international recognition as the “InterPore Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Lecturer on Porous Media Science & Technology”. If you are interested to host Prof. Sahimi at your institution, please submit an application online.

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.

Contribute to the InterAcademy Partnership’s global survey on combatting academic predatory journals and conferences
InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)

As part of the IAP study Combatting Academic Predatory Journals and Conferences, the purpose of the survey is to understand the extent and impact of predatory journals and conferences across geographic regions, disciplines and career stages as experienced by members of the global research community.

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.

💡 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

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.




🆕 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

F.W.G Baker former Executive Secretary of ICSU

Vale Mike Baker

Image by Marco Verch on Flickr