Call for bids to host the next InterRidge Office, 2016 - 2018

In January 2016 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 full call for bids is posted on the IR website:

The following conditions apply:

  • The InterRidge Office is co-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 2016).
  • The period of tenure of the Chair is normally three years. Each bid should be submitted through the National Representative on the Steering Committee. Each country may submit more than one bid, 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.
  • Bids should be received by the InterRidge Office by 30 June 2015. The final decision on the bids will be made at the InterRidge Steering Committee meeting to be held in September 2015. The Steering Committee may seek further information and/or negotiate with Members who have submitted bids before making a final decision.