Governing Board Elections

Governing Board Nominations Process


The Society’s Governing Board consists of fifteen members, elected for staggered terms of six years each.  We are currently accepting nominations for Governing Board service for the 2024 – 2029 term.  Four board member seats are open for election this year.

The Society’s Governing Board are collectively responsible for both the day-to-day running of the Society, with support from our Executive Officer, Treasurer, and association management company, and for shaping the Society’s strategic activities and investments in order to support our members and promote Cognitive Science as a discipline.  Governing Board member’s duties include serving on various standing committees, participating in email discussions and votes, and attending Governing Board meetings: CSS typically has two meetings a year which GB members must attend, one held the day before the Annual Meeting and a second virtual meeting is held mid-year.

The Cognitive Science Society is committed to the inclusion of scientists working broadly in the cognitive sciences and seeks diversity in disciplinary expertise, gender, race, geographic location, sexual orientation, and disability status. We welcome all nominations that uphold our commitment to scientific merit regardless of background.

As a member of the Cognitive Science Society, you are invited to participate in the election process by nominating candidates or standing for the upcoming Governing Board elections. 


Nominees must currently be members of the Cognitive Science Society. In addition, they must have been members of the Society for at least 3 years (membership does not have to have been in 3 consecutive years).


Please submit your nominations by emailing the information below to our Secretariat ():

  • The name and contact details as the nominator (including self-nominations)
  • The name and affiliation of the nominee
  • A short (one-paragraph) statement about the candidate. This statement should include the candidate’s major research area within cognitive science, and any relevant information about why the nominee would be a good board member.

Nomination deadline: Monday March 25, 11:59pm Pacific Time

Elections Timeline

Nominations open March 4
Nominations close March 25
Elections open April 15
Elections close May 6

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