Call for applications: Future Earth Science Committee

Members of the Future Earth Science Committee pose for a photo during a meeting in Thun, Switzerland. Photo: Erik Pihl
Send in applications by 11 September to join the Future Earth Science Committee and advise Future Earth on generating science that is solution-focused and of the highest quality.

Future Earth is now accepting applications for six new members to join its Science Committee. The Engagement Committee will also add six new members. You can see that announcement here.

Future Earth is a 10-year international research programme that seeks to generate the knowledge needed to support transformations to sustainability around the world. Future Earth brings together thousands of researchers from the natural and social sciences, as well as engineering, the humanities and law.

The Future Earth Science Committee is a strategic advisory group that provides scientific guidance to Future Earth. Working together with the Future Earth Engagement Committee and the Secretariat, the Science Committee reviews new and existing projects and initiatives, advises the Secretariat and Governing Council on research priorities for Future Earth, helps to mobilise research capacities globally and works to ensure that Future Earth science is both solution-focused and of the highest quality.

Why should you join Future Earth’s Science Committee?

This is a unique opportunity for you to:

  • shape ground-breaking transdisciplinary research mechanisms
  • shape global research agendas and priorities
  • deliver concrete results and outcomes, leading to systemic changes in how sustainability science is practiced globally
  • work collaboratively and debate with creative thinkers and sustainability champions in different regions, disciplines and sectors.
  • mobilise research communities around Future Earth’s research priorities
  • help shape a vibrant vision of a future where people thrive in a sustainable, resilient and equitable world

Future Earth will add six new members to the Science Committee. They will be appointed by 1 December, 2016 and should be present at the Science Committee meeting on the week of 20 March, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

The selection process is led the Governing Council  of Future Earth and facilitated by the Future Earth Secretariat. All applications should be submitted no later than 11 September 2016 at 11:00 UTC.

To be considered for the Future Earth Science Committee, please fill out the application form here. Please also read the background information.