A Nominating Fellow, namely a Fellow in good standing with the IIC, is the Fellow who nominates a candidate to Fellowship.
The application process has the same requirements for both routes into Fellowship. Each application requires 3 items:
1. A complete Application for Fellowship Form with the following:
The name, status, affiliation and full contact details of the candidate.
The names and electronic contact details or postal addresses of three willing Supporting Fellows whose support the Nominating Fellow has received and can attest to
2. A brief statement, written by the Nominating Fellow and not exceeding 200 words, summarising the candidate's contribution to conservation and supporting the nomination.
3. The candidate's current CV
In the instance of a Fellow nominating a candidate, the Nominating Fellow should first ensure that the candidate:
• is in agreement with being nominated
• has been in the field for at least ten years and has made sufficient contribution to the profession to be deserving of the status of IIC Fellow.
• is currently a member (though this is not essential) or is willing to become a member of IIC
The Nominating Fellow should also ensure that three other IIC Fellows in good standing have agreed to support the nomination and know that they may be asked for their views on the candidate by Council.
If the candidate is working via the self-instigated route, the candidate, alongside the IIC Office if necessary, must ensure that the Nominating Fellow and the Supporting Fellows are in agreement with the nomination.
The IIC office will be happy to assist the Nominating Fellow and the candidate in the process of nomination, including if required, checking the current Fellowship status of IIC members. However, an effort should first be made to confirm this by logging on to the membership list on this website.
Once received at the IIC Office the nomination is checked for completeness and then laid before IIC’s Council at its next available meeting for Council to approve the nomination.
Once the nomination has been approved by Council it is sent for ballot to all IIC Fellows who are offered the voting options: “for”, “against” and “not known to me”. To be elected a Fellow a candidate must gain two-thirds of the votes returned in favour of the candidate, disregarding “not known to me” responses.
Successful candidates will be notified as soon as possible and will be asked to provide a summary biography and a photograph for News in Conservation and for the IIC website.