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On 9 June 2022 the International Science Council announced the creation of the ISC Fellowship and the appointment of 66 Foundation Fellows. ISC Fellows are eminent scientists, engineers and thought leaders from across the spectrum of science and society. The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council and recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of science as a global public good.
From this year (2022) onwards, an annual call for nominations to the Fellowship from ISC Members and other partners will be made, with a view to increasing the ISC Fellowship to around 600 active Fellows.
ISC Fellows are people of high scientific and public standing who will help the ISC in its mission to be the global voice for science. ISC Fellows must have the capacity to add value to the ISC in amplifying the global voice for science through ambassadorial and advisory roles.
The Fellows are guided by a Foundation Council, comprising 13 Fellows, including the ISC president and president-elect. The Foundational Fellowship Council is chaired by Terrence Forrester, a Professor of Experimental Medicine with the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies.
Connie Nshemereirwe, Director of the Africa Science Leadership Programme at the Future Africa campus with the University of Pretoria, South Africa, is also a member of the Foundation Council.