2024 IISL Board Elections Season opened

Submit your candidacy or nomination until 15 May 2024

The IISL Election Committee, currently comprising Leslie I. Tennen, George D. Kyriakopoulos, and Olga Volynskaya, invites IISL members to take part in the 2024 IISL Board Elections.

Positions available

All IISL Members in good standing are entitled to put themselves forward for the following elected positions on the Board:

  • Vice President (1 position)
  • Directors (9 postitions)

One of the Institute's Vice President function is currently vacant.

The names of the IISL Directors whose term of office expires are: Marco Ferrazzani, Fabio Tronchetti, Ranjana Kaul, Masahiko Sato, Jenni Tapio, Joanne Gabrynowicz, Olavo de Oliveira Bittencourt Neto, and Guoyu Wang. Furthermore, there is an open position vacated by Lesley Jane Smith on becoming Vice President.


A candidate is to be nominated by an IISL Member in good standing and supported by five IISL Members in good standing, and must confirm agreement with being nominated. For further details please refer to the full terms of the IISL Statutes and By-Laws, available at https://iisl.space/index.php/statutes-and-bylaws/.

The candidates for the IISL Board positions are to submit ONLINE a Nomination Form. For your candidacy to be considered, please make sure that TWO FORMS are duly submitted (one by YOU and another one by YOUR NOMINATOR).

We kindly remind you that nominations received after May 15, 2024 cannot be considered.

Links to online nomination forms

For the Nominee: here

For the Nominator: here

For the Supporters of the nomination: here

Please note that there is no save and edit later function, therefore you have to allocate enough time for filling it out. We would recommend you to have the text ready in word and copy paste it to the online form.

Prior to filling in the forms, you have to get confirmations from the nominator and five supporters (as you will be asked to specify the date on which the consent has been given).

Voting period and voting procedure

In accordance with the IISL Statutes and By-Laws the Election Committee is authorized to draw up the list of qualifying candidates, supervise the election process, and count the votes. Voting shall take place between June 15 and July 15, 2024. Please note that there is only one vote per institutional member, and the IISL Election Committee must be notified as soon as possible (and definitely prior to voting) as to who is the designated Point of Contact (POC).

Please also note that while not formally prohibited to nominate / support, the Committee suggests that for ethical reasons, members who stand for election should abstain from nominating / supporting other candidates.