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Fellowship Rosette

Information for the 2022 AAAS Fellows Cycle

The 3-Fellow nomination period for 2022 is now closed. Only those nominations which were complete and received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on April 20, 2022 will be considered for the current cycle.

All primary sponsors of 3-Fellow nominations will receive an email from our office within a few weeks giving them an update on the completion status of their packets. Please note we received an especially high volume of nominations this year and will process them in the order in which they were received.

Nominations will first be reviewed by the appropriate section steering group later this spring. The nominations that move forward out of the steering groups will be voted on by the AAAS Council in the fall of 2022. Primary sponsors, as well as those who are elected Fellows, will receive notification from our office of the results of the election in the fall.

If you have any questions on the 3-Fellow nomination process, please contact

Please review below for instructions and requirements.


  • The deadline for receipt of all nomination materials is April 20, 2022 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
  • Nomination packets must be complete, and all nomination materials must be received by the deadline.
  • Nominations received after the deadline or nominations with missing material at the time of the deadline will not be considered. No exceptions will be made.

Requirements for Sponsors:

  • Only previously elected AAAS Fellows who are current in their membership and in good standing may serve as sponsors.
  • No Fellow may serve as a sponsor on more than two 3-Fellow nominations in any given year.
  • Only one of the three sponsors may be currently affiliated with the same institution as that of the nominee.
  • Reminder for 2022: Each sponsor must also complete, sign and submit the "AAAS 3-Fellow Letter of Recommendation Addendum" with their letter of support. Letters of support without addendums will not be considered.

Requirement for Nominees:

  • Eligibility for nomination requires an individual to have been a continuous member (with no lapses in membership) of AAAS since December 31, 2018 or earlier. Members who joined after the December 31, 2018 cutoff date are not eligible for the 2022 cycle.


  • If elected as an AAAS 2022 Fellow, the Code of Conduct form is expected to be completed at the time the announcement is made.


Verification of Eligibility:

  • Verification of nominee eligibility is required in advance of submission. Please email with the potential nominee’s name and institution to obtain verification.

Required Nomination Materials:

The primary sponsor is responsible for ensuring that all material is submitted by the deadline, including all three sponsor letters, and accompanying addendums.

Before you begin the submission process, please be sure to gather the following information, including:

    • Nominee’s full name
    • Institution
    • Professional address
    • Home address
    • Email address
    • Current position
    • Education
    • Past positions
    • Select membership in professional organizations
    • Select contributions to the advancement of science
    • Select awards, honors, citations, and special appointments


  • Three sponsors must each submit a signed, supporting letter on letterhead* along with a completed and signed "AAAS 3-Fellow Letter of Recommendation Addendum." It is important that all three letters in support of a nominee be informational, with a clear indication of the areas in which a nominee has contributed and sufficient explanation of why election as a Fellow is justified. Sponsor letters without addendums will not be accepted.

*If you do not have access to your institution’s letterhead, please use the 3-Fellow Sponsor Letter of Support Template. Available for download below.

  • The full CV of the nominee must be submitted, including a complete list of publications. Bio sketches will not be accepted.


  • A separate list of the top 10 most influential publications of the nominee must be submitted.


You are strongly encouraged to submit the nomination well ahead of the deadline. If you submit a complete packet by April 1, 2022 our office will be able to check for completion and let you know whether there are any missing components. This will allow you time to correct any mistakes before the deadline.

If you submit a nomination close to the deadline, it will be reviewed in the order received and may not be checked for completion until the deadline has passed, which means there will be no time to correct any errors that could cause the nomination to be disqualified.

If you have any questions on the 3-Fellow nomination process, please contact