Call for Nominations

On behalf of the IBRO Nominating Committee, I would like to thank those of you who have already nominated candidates to serve as members of the IBRO Regional Committees. The deadline will be extended until Tuesday, 8 June 2021 (23:59 CEST) for those Governing Council members who have not had a chance to nominate candidates yet.

Candidates will be considered for:

  • 4 positions on the Africa Regional Committee (ARC)
  • 4 positions on the Asia/Pacific Regional Committee (APRC)
  • 2 positions on the Latin America Regional Committee (LARC)
  • 6 positions on the Pan-European Regional Committee (PERC)
  • 6 positions on the US/Canada Regional Committee (USCRC)

A list of current Regional Committee members with their terms and status is attached.

Please read below for more information:

I. Number of nominations that can be submitted by each IBRO Member Society

Each Member Organization may nominate up to three candidates per Regional Committee for consideration by the IBRO Nominating Committee. Candidates for the Regional Committee membership should reside in the Region of the associated Regional Committee. However, one of the three nominees could reside outside the Region if they have a strong demonstrable commitment to neuroscience in the Region.

II. Responsibilities of Regional Committee Members

The IBRO Regional Committees are responsible for planning and implementing the decisions, policies, programs and activities approved by IBRO leadership within and across the five IBRO regions.

Regional Committees function through different means of communication and normally meet in person at least once per year in connection with a major international or regional meeting, such as the IBRO World Congress, SfN annual meeting, FENS Forum, or SONA, FALAN and FAONS congresses.

Additional committee activities:

  • Identify and advise IBRO on regional needs, challenges and opportunities
  • Leverage resources and provide relevant training and career opportunities for regional researchers and those interested in neuroscience in the region
  • Serve as IBRO regional ambassadors
  • Develop and propose the annual regional budgets for IBRO
  • Reviewing regional and global grant applications
  • Attend annual committee meeting to review, discuss and identify regional neuroscience priorities
  • Work closely with national and regional organizations and member societies to increase brain research and awareness in the regions

III. Regional Committee Member Terms

Regional Committee Members serve an initial term of three years and can run for re-election to serve a second and final term of three years. Regional Committee members who are elected in 2021 will begin their terms on 1 January 2022 and serve until 31 December 2024.

IV. Nomination Procedure

Nominated candidates should have previous knowledge of and experience with IBRO activities. Candidates should also confirm their willingness to serve before being nominated. IBRO member societies may nominate candidates using the online form that can be found at the following link:

Extended deadline for nominations: Tuesday, 8 June 2021 (23:59 CEST).

All candidates will be contacted soon after their nomination in order to obtain further candidate details. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact

Thank you for your continued support of IBRO leadership, programs and activities.

Best regards,
Tasia Asakawa
Director of Development, Communications & Finance

Elections Administration

International Brain Research Organization

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