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The Office of Research Development is collaborating amongst other Research Units to support UNC’s Faculty in nominations for both Federal Advisory Committees and Honorific Societies and Awards. Ensuring equitable representation of UNC Faculty to national and international honor societies reflects the caliber of scholarship and enterprise that Carolina faculty produce every day.

Federal Advisory Committees (FACAs)

The Office of Research Development coordinates UNC-Chapel Hill’s nominations for faculty to serve on Federal Advisory Committees. Working with the Office of Federal Affairs, ORD reviews federal advisory committee openings for scientific experts, identifies faculty for nominations, and supports faculty in the preparation of nomination materials.

Leadership Awards and Professional Honorific Societies

The Office of Research Development will coordinate with the Office of Research Partnerships and Impacts, the Office of the Provost, and the School of Medicine Office of Research to support the annual reminders to UNC’s current members of honorific societies regarding their ability to recommend colleagues to be considered for election. There will be an emphasis on colleagues from underrepresented groups.

Faculty in National Academies and Learned Societies

Visit these links for the most up-to-date information on UNC faculty membership:


  • Academy of Leisure Sciences
  • Academy of Management Fellows
  • American Academy of Microbiology
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Academy of Nursing, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • Fellows of American College of Radiology
  • American Folklore Society
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • American Physical Society
  • Fellows of American Physiological Society
  • College of Fellows of the American Theatre
  • Fellowship of Southern Writers, German Archaeological Institute
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society
  • National Academy of Public Administration
  • National Theater Conference, Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.)
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Society of London (U.K.)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (U.K.)
  • Society of American Historians
  • Third World Academy of Sciences

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Annually, Academy members receive a call for nominations. Each candidate for membership must have two nominators who are already members. The nominators must be from different institutions from each other, and at least one must be from the United States. The second-round ballot, is distributed to all voting members in the winter.
  • National Academy of Medicine: The annual nomination cycle begins on November 1 and closes on February 1. The election takes place in late summer with new members announced in conjunction with the NAM Annual Meeting in October.
  • National Academy of Engineering: The call for nominations and reference support occurs between February and May; nomination packets are released only to members.
  • National Academy of Sciences: Consideration of a candidate begins with his or her nomination, followed by an extensive and careful vetting process that results in a final ballot at the Academy’s annual meeting in April each year.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: Rolling deadline