On June 9, 2022, the International Science Council (ISC) announced the establishment of a Fellowship that will initially be given to 51 of the world’s leading scientists, in addition to the 15 members of its Governing Board.
This is intended to be the highest honour that the ISC can confer on a scientist. It is awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves through their international scientific actions, their scientific leadership, their contributions to major scientific initiatives and structures, or by the scope of their scientific work.
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, mathematician, former director and now honorary professor of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES), is one of the first Foundation Fellows of the ISC. He is one of two French scientists to receive this recognition, along with Cédric Villani, who is also a mathematician and a regular visitor at IHES.
The International Science Council (ISC) is the only international NGO bringing together over 200 international natural and social science unions and associations as well as national and regional scientific organizations including academies, research councils, institutes and foundations.