Process and Criteria of Initiating and Continuing ISC Membership

 

  1. There are three types of ISC memberships: 1) Senior Investigator, 2) Investigator, and 3) Affiliated Member (no financial support from ISC).
  1. An individual who is not a current ISC member must be nominated by a Missouri S&T faculty member or apply directly to the ISC Director in order to join ISC. Nominations and applications for ISC memberships can be made at any time. To nominate or apply for an ISC membership, a letter must be written to the ISC Director stating: 1) type of membership (Investigator or Affiliated Member), 2) match of the individual’s research interests with ISC emphasis areas, 3) how ISC can benefit from the individual as a member, and 4) how the individual can benefit from joining ISC. The letter must be attached with a resume of the individual.
  1. Decisions on new ISC memberships are made at the end of each fall and spring semesters. The decisions are made by the ISC Director in consultation with the Senior Investigators. Acceptance of new ISC members is decided based on the following: 1) match of interests, 2) past research record, 3) future potential for research success, and 4) availability of positions.
  1. Decisions on continuing ISC memberships are made at the end of each spring semester. The decisions are made by the ISC Director in consultation with the Senior Investigators. Continuation of ISC memberships is decided based on the following: 1) grants received, 2) proposals submitted, 3) papers published, 4) participating in ISC activities, 5) collaborative research efforts, 6) other activities valuable to ISC and 7) availability of positions.
  1. The ISC Senior Investigators are appointed by the ISC Director, and they typically have a higher level of participation in the ISC activities.