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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Thank You for Considering Advancing Your AIAA Membership to AIAA Fellow

    AIAA Fellow Nomination Forms are due 15 June.
    AIAA Fellow Reference Forms are due 15 July.


    AIAA Constitution Article 3.2:
    “An AIAA Fellow shall be a person of distinction in aeronautics or astronautics, and shall have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology thereof.”


    AIAA Bylaws Section 2.4:
    “Fellows may be nominated from the ranks of the Associate Fellows by any member in good standing and shall be elected by the Board. Self-nominations are not permitted. One Fellow for every one thousand (1,000) voting members may be elected annually. The most qualified nominees shall be recommended to the Board for election. The manner in which Fellows are recommended to and selected by the Board shall be established by the Board from time to time and specified in the Board’s published policies and procedures and amended from time to time.” [January 2017]


    For a complete Listing of Fellows, please CLICK HERE
    For a complete listing of Honorary Fellows, please CLICK HERE


    Fellow Nomination Criteria & Instructions


    Fellow Nomination Tips & Suggestions


    Fellow Nomination Form


    Fellow Reference Form


    All Forms must be emailed to Confirmation emails will be sent to the nominator upon receipt and verification of the nomination form and reference form.


    Important Dates

    • January 2017: Announcement of new Fellows, Class of 2017 (Following approval by the AIAA Council of Directors and Board of Trustees)
    • 1 April 2017: Accepting nomination and reference forms
    • 2 May 2017: Class of 2017 Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner, Washington, DC
    • 3 May 2017: AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, Washington, DC
    • 15 June 2017: Nomination Forms due. Submit to
    • 15 July 2017: Reference Forms due. Submit to
    • January 2018: Announcement of new Fellows, Class of 2018 (Following approval by the AIAA Council of Directors and Board of Trustees)

    If you have any questions, please contact Patricia A. Carr, Program Manager, Recognition Programs, at, or 703.264.7523.