Awards > Society Honors > Fellow Nomination Procedures

Nomination Procedures for Fellow:

 
  1. * NEW: Review the Tips on How to Craft an Effective Nomination and Strong Support Letters 
  2. Review the description qualifications and selection criteria for submitting a nomination for Fellow.
  3. Examine the Preview of AVS Fellow Nomination Questions of the nomination fields and questions and required support information.
  4. Answer all of the questions about the nominee in relation to the Fellow criteria on the online submission site under each of the tabs.
  5. After entering the required information in each tab, the nominator must also upload the following supporting documents to complete the package:
  • 3 supporting letters from current AVS Platinum members referencing the above criteria 2 pages maximum (font 11 or higher)
  • See also Tips on How to Craft an Effective Nomination and Strong Support Letters
  • CV* (PDF Format) which should include education, employment history professional recognition and awards. 5 pages maximum
  • Full list of Publications, Patents, and Invited Talks *(PDF)
*It can be effective (not required) to organize the CV and Publication list to highlight topics or areas particularly relevant to the nomination.

All material must be uploaded by the deadline of March 31 at 11:59 PM ET. It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure that all supporting letters and required documents are uploaded by this deadline. No extensions will be granted.
Fellow packages are judged based upon the following criteria:
  • Scientific Contribution--The sustained scientific and technical contributions in research, engineering, technical advancement academic education, or managerial leadership for at least ten (10) years 
  • Professional Service and Contributions to Scientific Community, especially AVS
  • Collective Quality of Support Letters 

Rules/Guidelines
  • Nominations Fellows remain active for 2 cycles.
  • The candidate for Fellow, the nominating sponsor and the three sponsors MUST BE CURRENT AVS PLATINUM MEMBERS at the time of submission.
  • A Platinum member may nominate only one person for Fellow for each annual submission deadline; how if you are a nominator you may write a support letter for another package.
  • If the nominee is not selected, the nomination will automatically rollover to the next award cycle. However, we do encourage nominators to update the package before the next award cycle.
  • After the second award cycle, the nomination will expire and a new nomination package will need to be submitted.
* word versions are available by contacting Angela Klink (angela@avs.org)