FULL MEMBERS and FELLOWS of the British Institute of Persian Studies are invited to nominate candidates to stand for election to its Governing Council.  if  you have yet to pay your subscription for 2017, you can do so online.
Ideally, nominees should have a connection with BIPS, and should be able to show an interest in BIPS’s work. They should have experience or expertise which will contribute to the work of Council, such as work as a charity trustee, legal or financial expertise, experience of fundraising for academic projects, fieldwork or research in the Iranian / Persianate world in any of the areas of study promoted by BIPS, academic administration or management in UK HE institutions, or the supervision of graduate students.   Such nominees will become trustees of the charity and directors of the limited company, and so should be ready to take on these responsibilities and must not be barred from such a role.

Nominees must be able to attend at least two of the three annual Council meetings and should be prepared to take an active role in running the research and outreach activities of BIPS. Reasonable travel expenses within the UK can be paid to trustees, but there is no remuneration for the position. As you will see from the form, if you wish to nominate a candidate, you will need to find another Full Member or Fellow to second your nomination.   You will need to approach the candidate and ask them to provide a letter confirming they are willing and fit to stand. The candidate will also need to write 150 words or so explaining why they wish to be a trustee and what contribution they consider they will be able to make to the Governing Council of BIPS.

All completed nomination forms and related paperwork must be scanned and emailed to the Hon. Secretary Professor Oliver Bast (oliver.bast@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr) with a copy to the UK Administrator (bips@britac.ac.uk) by 6.00 PM (UK time) on FRIDAY 15 September 2017. We will not be able to consider incomplete or late nominations.

If you have any immediate queries, please do not hesitate to contact our UK Administrator in the first instance.

Download Nomination Form