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Associate Membership

Associate Members are well known scientists, with high potential, elected typically for a period of three years with the possibility of renewal.

A number of Associate members eventually become Fellows. Some Associate members may also belong to fields related to Manufacturing.

Procedure to submit a candidature - Article 6 of CIRP Internal Regulations

6.1. Associate Members are researchers who contribute to the work of CIRP through papers in the "CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology" and through participation in the CIRP activities.

6.2. Each Associate Member candidate must have personally presented at a General Assembly and be the first author of at least two papers published in Volume 1 of the "CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology" within the previous six years, including one paper within the last three years, and must be proposed by two Fellows (including Honorary and Emeritus), one belonging to the candidate's own country (for countries with at least three Fellows - excluding Honorary and Emeritus) and one from a different country. The initiator should not be a co-author of one of these two papers.

The initiator for a candidate’s nomination is responsible for submitting a complete set of the following documents (in electronic format only, gathered in one global pdf file) to the CIRP office in Paris:

I. A filled out official nomination form available online in "Download Forms and Documents" in your "Dashboard". Any information on the candidate, e.g. positions held, activities and contributions to the professions and sciences of interest to CIRP, prior involvement with CIRP, if any (e.g. research affiliate, Corporate Member, STC activities, invited speaker, prior nominations, attendance at General Assemblies and other CIRP meetings, etc.), have to be inserted in the official nomination form;
II. a complete curriculum vitae of the candidate, including a photograph;
III. a list of publications of the candidate, complying with the requirements in Appendix 14 of the Internal Regulations;
IV. a written statement by a Fellow from the candidate's country certifying that a minimum of two-thirds of that country's Fellows (excluding Honorary and Emeritus) support the nomination (applicable only for countries with at least three Fellows);
V. accompanying letters of the initiator and the sponsor.


The deadline for submitting the complete set of documents (gathered in one pdf file) by email to the CIRP Office is June 1st for the General Assembly meeting, and December 1st for the Winter meeting of the Council. Be careful to receive the acknowledgment of receipt by the CIRP Office.

6.3. The election of an Associate Member is decided by the Council on the recommendation of the Nominations Subcommittee; it is subject to the agreement of the Chairperson of the Scientific Technical Committee concerned.
The election of the Associate member shall be for an initial period of three years.  
Associate Members may be re-elected for any number of three-year terms by the Council with the approval of the Chairperson of the Scientific Technical Committee with which the Associate member is most active, provided that the individual is still active in the work of that Committee.

A renewal is also subject to the publication of original papers with the candidate being the first author in Volume 1 of the CIRP Annals and having personally presented the paper at a General Assembly. It is strongly advised that the candidate publishes and presents in person at least one such paper per term (3 years), and it is required at least one paper over the last two terms of membership (6 years) - This will be effective from year 2018 onwards.

The Renewal Application Forms will be initially reviewed by the Nominations Subcommittee who will forward their findings to the Council.

If the Council denies the nomination of an Associate Member candidate, a new nomination of that candidate may not be submitted for at least three years from the time it was submitted to the Council.

6.4. The maximum number of Associate Members per country and the maximum number of new Associate Members from the same country that can be elected in any one year will be decided by the Council, following the rules contained in Appendix 4.

6.5. An Associate Member may attend the General Assembly meeting in an advisory capacity, except for that part dealing with confidential personnel items on the agenda.

6.6. Associate Members have no voting rights, except on financial matters and on the location of future General Assemblies.

6.7. The number of Associate Members in the Academy shall not exceed 150.

The Secretary General shall maintain accurate records of Associate members' participation in CIRP and shall report this information to the Council each year.

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