SRF activities are directed by a team of Co-Chairs. These individuals are appointed to staggered three-year renewable terms. The primary responsibilities of the Co-Chairs are to develop and review themes and focus areas for the SRF, develop policies for SRF research funding with the SMS board, and operate all aspects of the research funding programs in cooperation with the SMS Office.
The Co-Chairs appoint Program Directors to help organize and implement individual research programs. Program Chairs have renewable three-year terms.