However, we realise that it can seem daunting to apply for IIC Fellow status, especially if you don’t see others taking this path in your workplace, country or region. Meanwhile some of the language around election to Fellowship first originated in the 1950s and can be off-putting and seem inaccessible. This is something we are determined to change, for the benefit of all.
Therefore, this guide sits alongside the more process-based advice here, to talk you through becoming a Fellow as a practical, achievable career goal. There are different points of entry:
1. Fellow nomination.
One of your colleagues or individuals in your network, who is already a Fellow may suggest that you apply and offer to act as your Nominating Fellow.
A potential candidate does not necessarily have to wait to be invited and can seek nomination by an IIC Fellow or with help and guidance from the IIC Office. If you are a member of the IIC, you will be able to access our Member and Fellows' Directory to aid your search for a Nominating and Supporting Fellows. If you are not a member of the IIC, the IIC Office will be able to assist you in your search.
Whatever your route, our Fellows are at the heart of IIC and we welcome a diversity of experience, from working in institutions and private practice to universities and commercial suppliers.
Nominations are received and reviewed by the Fellowship Committee and IIC Council before going to ballot three times a year. Deadlines for nominations are as follows:
31 March, 31 July and 30 November every year.