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Fellows Program & Nomination Information

About SFS Fellows

Nomination deadline: November15 of each year

Nomination Form


Inaugural Class of SFS Fellows (2017)

The Fellows of the Society of Freshwater Science are selected based on sustained excellence in contributions to freshwater science research, policy, or management. These are the leaders, at national and international levels, of their areas of freshwater science. The Fellows endeavor to participate in SFS activities, individually or as a group, in ways they feel they can make a positive contribution based on their status as Fellows. Fellows should be regular members of the society. Any SFS member can nominate a Fellow, and two new Fellows are chosen each year by a committee of existing Fellows. In addition, recipients of the Award of Excellence and the Environmental Stewardship Award are automatically awarded Fellowship the following year.

Eligibility

The SFS Fellows program began with an inaugural class of 30 Fellows in 2017, drawn from previous recipients of the Award of Excellence and the Environmental Stewardship Award. Hereafter SFS Fellows are selected based on sustained excellence in contributions to freshwater science research, policy, or management. Only four Fellows can be selected each year in accordance with the current SFS Bylaws; however that number may be increased in future years, pending membership approval of proposed revisions to the SFS Bylaws.

All Fellows should be regular members of the society, and Fellows are encouraged to participate in SFS activities, individually or as a group, in ways they feel they can make a positive contribution based on their status as Fellows.

Recipients of the Award of Excellence and the Environmental Stewardship Award will become Fellows the following year if they are not already Fellows.  This does not apply for 2018 because the Award of Excellence was given to Walter Dodds (already a Fellow) and the Environmental Stewardship Award was given to the late David Lenat.

Nomination Procedure

Any SFS member can nominate a Fellow. Nomination of people from underrepresented groups as well as mid-career members is strongly encouraged to increase the diversity of SFS Fellows.

All candidates nominated for, but not receiving, the Award of Excellence and the Environmental Stewardship Award in the previous year will also automatically be considered as candidates.

The deadline for nomination will coincide with nomination deadlines for the other SFS awards (November15), and nominations will be accepted through the same portal used for award nominations. Nominate here.