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

Register for the virtual discussion “Welcome to the ISC membership” on 25 or 26 November 2020

Register for the Knowledge Sharing Session: Online meetings and virtual conferences on 8 or 9 December 2020

Voting members: Submit your statements of support for current membership applicants by 31 December 2020

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

Express your interest to host a regional presence of the ISC Global Secretariat (by 10 December for Africa/LAC; by 15 May 2021 for Asia)

Nominate candidates for the 2021 ISC Awards Programme
by 1 February 2021

Suggest a speaker for
Global Science TV

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

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

Quick Links

Celebrating scientific collaboration through the ages – several ISC Members will mark important anniversaries in 2020

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


26 November 2020

Webinar: Advancing the 2030 Agenda in African cities – Urban experiments led by early-career African scientists


7 December 2020

Meeting of the ISC Governing Board

8 December 2020

Knowledge Sharing Session: Online meetings and virtual conferences (ISC Members and Affiliated Bodies only)

9 December 2020

Knowledge Sharing Session: Online meetings and virtual conferences (ISC Members and Affiliated Bodies only)


1 – 5 February 2021

ISC Extraordinary General Assembly

JUNE 2021

10 – 11 June 2021

Annual Meeting of the European ISC Members (Stockholm)


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 nomination and participation within the ISC Family

In this section, ISC Members, ISC Affiliated Bodies, as well as ISC Partners 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.

Enter the 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition for the Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN); Esri
Deadline for submissions: 25 November 2020

Join expert group to develop custom indicators to report on Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems’ effectiveness in the Sendai Framework Monitor
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Deadline for applications: 27 November 2020

Apply for ‘Knowledge Associate’ grants, which are designed to support early-to-mid career researchers or policy professionals in a public service role to undertake case studies on their country’s use of evidence in policy decisions related to COVID-19.
The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)
Deadline for applications: 29 November 2020

Contribute to the Survey on Combatting Academic Predatory Journals and Conferences
InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)
Deadline for contributions: 30 November 2020

Call for papers: Workshop on “Leveraging Chinese dreams and capital: State power dynamics and sub-national industrial manoeuvres”
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2020

Vacancy: Methods School Academic Convenor
European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2020

Become a Principal Researcher in Environmental Artificial Intelligence
British Antarctic Survey
Deadline for applications: 6 December 2020

Call for Papers for a Special Collection in Data Science Journal (Open Science for a Global Transformation)
Committee on Data (CODATA)
Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2020

Participate in international virtual sandpits (February 2021) across the themes 1) What is a good city? 2) Global (Dis)Order; and 3) Just Transitions
The British Academy
Deadline for applications: 16 December 2020

Call for Nominations for the Mahathir Science Awards (Tropical Agriculture and Tropical Architecture and Engineering categories)
Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF)
Deadline for nominations: 30 December 2020

Competition: What science can achieve during pandemics
Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
Deadline for submission: 31 December 2020

Apply for the IIASA 2021 Science Communication Fellowship
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Deadline for applications: 11 January 2021

Apply for the IIASA Young Scientists Program
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Deadline for applications: 14 January 2021

Call for Decade Actions: Request endorsement under the Ocean Decade for transformative Decade Actions that contribute to the Ocean Decade vision
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Deadline for submission: 15 January 2021

Call for proposals to support education research in conflict and crisis
The British Academy
Deadline for submissions: 20 January 2021

Call for hosts and core conveners in the development of the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022
Future Earth, the Belmont Forum
Deadline for applications: 31 January 2021

Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a methodological assessment of business and biodiversity
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2021

Call for nominations: 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for comparative social science research
The International Science Council (ISC), University of Bergen, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Deadline for nominations: 19 February 2021

Call for nominations: European Consortium for Political Research Political Theory Prize
European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Deadline for nominations: 26 February 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

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.

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

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

International Science and Science Advice

COVID-19 Platforms and Campaigns

Discrimination, Harassment and Unconscious Bias




Ethics 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.


Podcast by the International Science Council
Podcast series “Data for Resilient Cities” by the Committee on Data (CODATA)


Webinar series “Conhecer para entender” by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (in Portuguese)
Webinar series of International Microbiology by the Tehran University


Massive open online courses by the International Political Science Association (IPSA)
E-learning courses by the Philippine Social Science Council
Self-study tutorials by the International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP)
Online learning platform by the International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP)

Latest Additions to the ISC Membership Family

Académie Nationale des Sciences, Arts et Lettres du Bénin

joined in July 2020

Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils (AASSREC)

joined in July 2020

International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP)

joined in July 2020

International Society for Porous Media (InterPore)

joined in July 2020

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)

joined in July 2020

Global Young Academy

joined in April 2020

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