BoD Elections 2024

The ALBA Network is electing new members to its Board of Directors.

The ALBA Board of Directors is the governing body that determines the policies and activities of the ALBA Network, and is led by the Chair, Past Chair and Chair-elect.

With this call for nominations, ALBA aims to amplify diverse voices and inclusive leadership. This role provides invaluable opportunities to share your expertise and shape the future of the ALBA Network. Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Roles & Responsibilities

    The ALBA Board of Directors is the governing body that determines the policies and activities of the ALBA Network, and is led by the Chair, Past Chair and Chair-elect.

    Each Director is responsible for an aspect of the ALBA’s mission and coordinates the relevant ALBA activities with the support of transversal working groups such as Awards, Events, Webinars, Mentoring, Gender & Sexual Diversity, Disability & Accessibility etc. Working groups are composed of ALBA Advisors, Ambassadors and Volunteers (= the ALBA Team). The full list of current ALBA working groups can be found here.

    The ALBA Board of Directors meets at least 4 times a year (mainly through videoconference).

    The members of the Board of Directors are elected for 3 years (renewable). The upcoming term starts in July 2024 and ends in July 2027. 

    The ALBA Chair is selected from the Board of Directors by the core leadership: the Chair, the Past Chair and the Chair-elect. For further details please see the election procedure below.

    You can find more information on the Network on the ALBA Team and Mission pages.

  • Profile & Criteria

    Criteria of eligibility:

    • Be an ALBA member. If you are not an ALBA member yet, please register here.
    • Work in or hold a position related to brain research


    Desired skills:

    • Leadership experience
    • Interest and knowledge in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion issues

    We would like to encourage nominations from members of underrepresented groups in brain research.

  • Election Procedure & Timeline

    All ALBA members are welcome to nominate someone or themselves for a position in the Board of Directors.

    After the nomination call has closed, the ALBA Nomination Committee (composed of the Past Chair & 5 members of the ALBA Team) will select the official candidates among the nominees to run for election. All ALBA members will then be able to vote for their preferred candidates through an online election form, in order to elect the new members of the Board of Directors.

    The new Chair-elect (to become Chair-elect in July 2024 and Chair in July 2025) will be selected by the ALBA Core Leadership from the full membership of the Board of Directors (current and new).

    Timeline of Elections 2024

    • 27 March: Launch of the call for nominations
    • 24 April: Deadline for nominations - extended to 29 April
    • 22 May: Announcement of the official candidates & launch of the online votes to elect the new Directors
    • 4 June: Deadline for votes - extended to 10 June
    • 25-29 June: Announcement of the newly elected Board members (online)
    • 9 July - 09:15 - 11:00 ET | 15:15 - 17:00 CEST | 18:45 - 20:30 IST: ALBA General Assembly. Announcement of the new Chair-Elect and welcome of the newly elected Board members. All ALBA members are welcome to attend! 

The candidates

profile pictures of the candidates in white circles on yellow backgrounds

Download the candidates' profiles here.
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