Invitation to nominate panel members for the Research Excellence Framework 2021

The BFE is a nominating body for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and it is important for us to nominate ethnomusicologists to be panel members for REF 2021. The BFE Committee wants to ensure an open and transparent process regarding our subject association’s nomination of panel members, which meets our equality and diversity ambitions as a subject association. REF 2021’s invitation to nominate candidates states, "The funding bodies are seeking nominations of candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds, institution types and geographical region. We particularly welcome nominations of candidates from groups previously under-represented on assessment panels, including women, people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, and disabled people”.

We would like to invite any member of the BFE to nominate themselves, or another member (with their prior agreement), to email the BFE Chair by Tuesday 21st November 2017 ( When emailing the Chair please provide a short expression of interest, briefly outlining suitability for the role. The BFE Committee will then consider all nominated individuals in preparing our list of nominations to submit to HEFCE before the deadline of 20th December 2017.