IUPAC Elections for the 2020-2021 Term

Every two years, IUPAC holds an election for its officers and committee members. About 120 individuals are to be elected or reelected either as Titular Members, Associate Members, or National Representatives. Information concerning the voting process and the role of each kind of member is contained in the Union bylaws (see www.iupac.org/who-we-are/organizational-guidelines)

Any qualified individual who is interested in being nominated is invited to contact his/her National Adhering Organization (NAO) and/or the current committee officers. The election will cover a two-year term that will start in 2020. Every division committee and standing committee will have vacancies. As part of the nomination procedure, NAOs are invited to submit their nominations to the IUPAC Secretariat no later than 31 January 2019.


The Nominations for 2020-2021 have now been closed

Deadline has passed
NAOs may contact the Executive Director for late entries at: [email protected]

Elections for each committee will take place during the second trimester of 2019 and the 2020–2021 memberships for all committees will be finalized during the next IUPAC General Assembly in July 2019.

Individuals interested in becoming officers on the IUPAC Bureau should contact their NAOs. Nominations for officers have a different timeline can only be made by an NAO. Officers elections will take place at the Council Meeting during the next General Assembly in Paris.


Expected duties and qualifications

Each member of an IUPAC body (Division, Standing Committee, or Commission) is expected to become an active participant in the work of the body in helping to decide on the program and in reviewing proposals for projects. These duties require the members to have expertise in the relevant disciplinary area and also to be able to exercise sound scientific judgment. Much of each Committee’s work is conducted by e-mail correspondence.

In a concerted effort to improve membership diversity, nominations for well-qualified female chemists, “younger” chemists with the required expertise, and industrial chemists are encouraged. Each nomination for consideration for membership on a Division or Standing Committee or Commission must identify the intended Committee or Commission and must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae. Each nominee will be considered for all vacant positions on the Committee unless otherwise specified. Nominations will only be accepted through the online form to be available 15 October 2018.

Contact information for all NAOs and Division and Standing Committee Officers is available on the IUPAC website, or upon request at the IUPAC Secretariat; e-mail <[email protected]>; tel.: +1 919 485 8700; fax +1 919 485 8706; www.iupac.org

(announcement also published in CI Oct 2018, p. 22https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0407)

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