National Committees Call for Applications
National Committees accomplish the multi-faceted work of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) through the dedication and leadership of its many diverse volunteers. Our committee members play a major part in the work of strategic plan and in advancing our mission.
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- Education Recognition Program
- Health Disparities
- Professional Practice
- Research Grant Review
- Research Policy
- Scientific & Medical Programs Oversight
- Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning
- Youth Strategies
Timeline for Submitting an Application
Applications will be accepted from August 14–November 1, 2020.
Member Selection Process
Each year the ADA conducts a call for applications for members of its standing national committees.
Applications for each committee are reviewed by both the current and incoming chair of that committee, in partnership with the committee staff liaison. Applications are evaluated based upon the expertise and service of the individuals in context of the needs, goals and objectives of the committee and the ADA. The review process may also take into consideration additional information about applicants as necessary and appropriate.
The proposed 2021 committee membership will be submitted to the ADA's Board of Directors for review and approval in early December. New committee members will be notified of their appointment shortly after this approval process for appointments to begin in January 2021.
Completing an Application
Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to a National Committee in 2021 should submit an application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please review the committee description and requirements before completing.
Disclosure Form for 2021 (PDF)
Applications will be accepted by email submission only and must be emailed to ADAApplications@diabetes.org by or before 11:59 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 1, 2020.
National Committees Reference
Terms for Committee Service
An individual may serve as a committee member for an initial two-year term. Appointments shall coincide with the ADA's fiscal year (The Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committee is the exception. The term of service is July 1–June 30 to align with their program planning timeline).
Meetings and Expenses
Most national committees meet in person at least once per year. Consistent with our reimbursement guidelines, the American Diabetes Association pays for reasonable and appropriate travel and hotel expenses for committee members in connection with official meetings. Members may also choose to pay their own expenses, which typically qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for income tax purposes.
If you have questions, please contact Tiffany Ingram, Chief of Staff and Board Liaison, at 800-676-4065 ext. 2002 or firstname.lastname@example.org