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Ensure you have the following information on this page before submitting a nomination:
The nominee’s name (must be current APS member)
The sponsor’s name, email address, and institution (must be current APS member)
The co-sponsor’s name, email address, and institution (must be current APS member)
A suggested citation (see details)
A supporting paragraph (see details)
The sponsor’s recommendation letter (PDF format)
The co-sponsor’s recommendation letter (PDF format)
The nominee’s CV (PDF format)
Up to two additional letters of support (optional; PDF format)
Candidates for Fellowship must be an APS member in good standing at the time of nomination submission, as outlined in the APS Council of Representatives, Policies and Procedures.
The sponsor and co-sponsor must be active APS members.
The nominee’s name
A suggested citation: Citations must begin with "For…", and be less than 300 characters in length, including spaces. Do not include the nominee's name, gendered pronouns, or symbols.
A supporting paragraph: Expand on the citation and indicate the originality and significance of the contributions cited in 2500 characters or fewer, including spaces.
The sponsor and co-sponsor’s names, institutions, and emails
Affirmation of candidates professional conduct
The sponsor’s recommendation letter
The co-sponsor’s recommendation letter. The co-sponsor is responsible for uploading their letter to the nomination system.
The nominee's CV: This must include the nominee's academic and employment history, professional honors, list of principal publications only, and other contributions to physics
Up to two additional letters of support (optional). Letter writers are responsible for uploading their letters to the nomination system.
The nomination period for fellowship opens January 1 each year. Please refer to the deadlines for when a nomination period closes.
To submit a new nomination or edit an existing nomination:
To edit an existing nomination, find the nomination under My Nominations and select Edit.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
After the nomination deadline passes, the unit’s fellowship selection committee will begin its review and selection process. Selection committees are formed by the related APS unit. The committee composition varies by unit and may be defined in the unit’s bylaws.
Selection committees recommend fellows for election. The recommendations of APS fellowship selection committees are reviewed and approved by the APS Fellowship Committee, then reviewed and elected by the APS Council of Representatives.
After selections are approved, the elected fellow, their sponsor, co-sponsor, selection committee chair, and the unit chair and secretary receive a notification letter from the APS President. APS will announce the elected fellows on the APS website and other media.
APS Honors staff will notify sponsors whose nominees were not elected fellow. The nomination may be eligible for carryover review in the next review cycle, or the nomination will expire. Nominations for APS Fellowship expire after two years. When the next nomination cycle begins, nominators with a nomination eligible for carryover consideration will receive a reminder to review, make updates if desired, and recertify the nomination. Nominations will only be reconsidered if the nominator recertifies the nomination prior to the deadline. If a nomination is expired, the nominator may submit a new nomination.
Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.