Select Committee on Global Affairs

Call for Applications- 2022 SCGA Members

Join us now and be a part of NCURA Global Strategy! 
Application Deadline: September 10th. 2021 11:59PM EST

  Required Application Material (PDF file - last name, first name)
  1. Current resume/CV highlighting your NCURA activities, send to chen@ncura.edu
  2. Application form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BP3TXHK

Four (4) openings are anticipated in the Select Committee on Global Affairs (SCGA) at the end of 2021.  The SCGA is NCURA's select committee responsible for assisting, advocating, and advancing NCURA’s global strategic agenda and initiatives.  The committee’s areas of responsibility include global research educational programming, several NCURA Fellowship Programs with international reach, serving as NCURA’s global ambassadors, and advocacy for the International Region. 

Select Committee members are confirmed by the NCURA Board of Directors. Reflective of NCURA's Diversity and Inclusion Statement, we are committed to achieving diversity of all kinds in its appointments, including experience, geographic area, institutional type, gender, and ethnicity, and we encourage ALL interested members to become involved in NCURA.

Two-year term starting January 1, 2022

For any questions, please contact Claire Chen, chen@ncura.edu

Mission & Responsibilities

  • Actively assist, advocate, and advance NCURA’s global strategic agenda and initiatives.
  • Advocate for and assist the International Region, including program development and outreach; this responsibility will transition away once the International Region is more established.
  • Serve as a resource for educational topic suggestions and program ideas on global research management.
  • Oversee the NCURA International Fellowship Program, including, but not limited to, presentation of recommended Fellows for Board concurrence.
  • Serve as NCURA’s global ambassadors and meet or otherwise communicate with non-US visitors as requested by the Executive Director and Executive Committee, or by members of the International Region.
  • Serve as a communication conduit between the International Region, the International Collaborate Community and the greater membership.
  • Oversee and advise with non-regional, educational global programming and outreach.


2021 SCGA

SCGA Members Position      Organization
Katherine Ho Chair Stanford University
Jennifer Ponting Vice Chair University of Chicago
Laura Bilbao Member Texas Tech University
Stefania Grotti Member Politecnico di Milano
Fadia Homeidan Member American University of Beirut
Katie Howard  Member Appalachian State University
Nada Messaikeh Member NYU Abu Dhabi
Jaroslav Sip Member Czech Technical University in Prague
Dennis Paffarath Member University of Maryland, Baltimore
Sinnamon Tierney Member Boston University


Claire Chen, Director of Global Initiatives, NCURA.