Select Committee on Global Affairs

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.


2020 SCGA

Member Name Committee Position Organization Email
Maria Palazuelos Chair University of Delaware mariapj@udel.edu
Katherine Ho Vice Chair Stanford University katherine.ho@stanford.edu
Abiodun Akindele Member University of Ibadan asemtunde@gmail.com
Stefania Grotti Member Politecnico di Milano stefania.grotti@polimi.it
Fadia Homeidan Member American University of Beirut fh01@aub.edu.lb
Katie Howard Member Appalachian State University howardks1@appstate.edu
Sue Kelch Member University of Michigan-Ann Arbor suekelch@med.umich.edu
Simon Kerridge Member University of Kent S.R.Kerridge@kent.ac.uk
Jennifer Ponting Member University of Chicago ponting@uchicago.edu
Nicolas Schulthess Member Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts nicolas.schulthess@hslu.ch
Sinnamon Tierney Member Boston University stierney@bu.edu


Applications for the Select Committee on Global Affairs are open

The deadline for applications is September 30th, 2020.

To apply, please complete the application form by September 30th.

Appointments will be made for two-year terms, beginning on January 1, 2021.

Select Committee on Global Affairs 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.



Claire Chen, Director of Global Initiatives, NCURA.