Constitution Article III, Section 6: "Those eligible for election to Fellow shall have made outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years."
Nomination to Fellow is open to Members.
New Fellows are elected each year by the Council at its fall meeting from a slate submitted by the Fellows Committee of not more than two-tenths of 1 percent of all AMS Members.
Nominations considered by the Committee are those submitted in the current and the preceding two years. You will be allowed to update an unsuccessful nomination at the beginning of the next award cycle.
The procedure for Fellows nominations is restricted to electronic submissions. The nominator, an active AMS member, is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package. The requirements for nomination packages are: a nomination letter limited to one page; along with three one-page letters of support and completion of the questionnaire, not to exceed three pages. Of these three letters, one support letter is required from an individual outside the nominee’s home institution. These letters should supplement the information in the sponsor’s original nomination of this individual. (DO NOT LIST PUBLICATIONS OR INCLUDE CV.)
Sample of the questionnaire:
Nominee's Educational Background
Year of entry into a professional position in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences
Present Position or Occupation (with address)
Recent Professional Positions
Honors and Awards
Area of Expertise
Nominee's Affiliation Sector
List of additional significant contributions, committee memberships and offices held in AMS and other scientific organizations. (DO NOT LIST PUBLICATIONS OR INCLUDE CV.)
Committee members are not involved in the nomination process.
Thank you for taking the time to recognize a colleague through a Fellow nomination.
Please note, that new fellow nominations will not be processed if they do not follow the length requirements, that is:
Some suggestions on how to achieve this.
One support letter is required from an individual outside the nominee’s home institution. Additional letters from an organization other than the nominees tend to be a benefit.
The AMS membership is divided roughly evenly among the public, private, and academic sectors. The opportunities for achievements that match the qualifications for Fellow, namely outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences or their applications during a substantial number of years will vary with sector. Some factors that one might consider highlighting: