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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.

    All Nominations and References are to be submitted through the AIAA Online Award System.
    More information will be posted in March.

    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 Criteria and Nomination Requirements

    All Fellow Nominations and Reference Forms are to be submitted through the AIAA Awards Online System.

    Fellow Online Nomination System


    You may use the following word document for draft purposes only. Simply copy and paste the contents from the word document into the appropriate boxes in the online award system. Please be advised that there are word limits.

    Fellow Nomination Form

    Fellow Reference Form


    Important Dates

    • January: Announcement of new Fellows, (Following approval by the AIAA Board of Trustees)
    • 15 April: Accepting nomination and reference forms
    • May: AIAA Fellows Dinner, Washington, DC
    • May: AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, Washington, DC
    • 15 June: Nomination Forms due
    • 15 July: Reference Forms due

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