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The sponsor and co-sponsor must be current APS members.
There is a minimum requirement of at least one year of continuous membership leading up to nomination year. The nominee must be an APS member in good standing as of January 1, 2017 to be eligible for nomination and election in 2018. Each January, once official membership counts are taken, a list of current members who are eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship will be uploaded into the nomination system. This policy was established by the APS Council of Representatives, Policies and Procedures, as approved April 15, 2016. Please check the eligibility status of the person you would like to nominate in FluidReview before starting a nomination.
The sponsor shall provide the following:
The nomination period for 2018 Fellows will open in December 2017.
Go to FluidReview, log in with your APS website username and password. (If you do not have an APS website username and password, or forgot it, you can create or reset them online.)
On the authorization page, click “Allow”
To begin a new nomination or continue a nomination, click the link View My Fellowship Nominations.
To submit a nomination:
After the nomination deadline listed on the APS Fellowship Unit Deadlines page passes, the unit’s fellowship selection committee will begin its review and selection process. Selection committees are appointed by the related APS unit.
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. Nominations are active for two years. If the nomination was reviewed once and not selected, it will be reviewed the next year, otherwise, it will expire.