Call for bids to host the next InterRidge Office, 2020-2022

In January 2020 the InterRidge Office is due to rotate under the appointment of a new Chair. All interested Members of InterRidge are invited to submit bids to host the new office and nominations for the new Chair.

The following conditions apply:

  1. The InterRidge Office is located at the home institution of the selected Chair. Only Principal Members of InterRidge are eligible to host the Office and the InterRidge Chair (bids will be accepted from those countries who are not currently Principal Members, if the bid is accompanied by an undertaking to become a Principal Member by 1 January 2020).

  2. The period of tenure of the Chair is normally three years. Each bid should be submitted through the National Representative at the Steering Committee. Each country can support more than one bid submission, on the understanding that the member will accept the decision of the Steering Committee as final. Bids should include: a commitment to contribute double the Principal Membership annual fee (i.e. currently 2 x US$25,000), a proposed budget, a vision for InterRidge, and an implementation plan.

  3. Bids should be received by the InterRidge Office by 13 May 2019. The final decision on the bids will be made at the InterRidge Steering Committee meeting to be held in June 2019. The Steering Committee may seek further information from Members who have submitted bids before making a final decision.

  4. Bids should be about 5 to 10 pages in length, and should include a brief supporting case together with the following:

  • The name and institution of the proposed Chair(s), who should be active in ridge research and have an international reputation;
  • A statement of the resources that will be available to the Office, including office space and communication links and commitment of the hosting institution/country to contribute yearly funding;
  • A statement of the services proposed to be offered;
  • A provisional budget, including IR office costs (e.g., coordinator’s salary, running costs of the Office, travel costs for office members, office set-up costs) and InterRidge activity costs (e.g., funds for workshops, travel grants and cruise bursaries, student awards, education and outreach);
  • A statement of the proposed Chair’s vision for the period of office and a copy of the proposed Chair’s CV.

Bids should be submitted electronically to the InterRidge Coordinator. More information can be obtained from the IR Coordinator or from the IR Co-Chairs: Nadine Le Bris & JérômeDyment