Thank You for Nominating a Peer for Member Advancement to AIAA Associate Fellow

Class of 2020 AIAA Associate Fellows


The Open Period for Nominations is: 1 February–15 May.
The Associate Fellow Nomination Forms are due 15 May.
The Associate Fellow Reference Forms are due 15 June

Thank you for considering advancing your AIAA Membership to Associate Fellow.
AIAA Constitution 3.2 
“ASSOCIATE FELLOWS shall be persons who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.”

AIAA Bylaw 2.5 
“Associate Fellows may be nominated by any member in good standing. Self-nominations are not permitted, and the nominator cannot also act as a reference. A maximum of one Associate Fellow for every 150 voting members may be upgraded annually. Nominees must be senior members of the Institute in good standing, have twelve (12) years minimum of professional experience, and furnish three references, Associate Fellow grade or higher. The President shall appoint an Associate Fellow Grade Committee Chair.”

Associate Fellowship Criteria and Nomination Requirements

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

Associate Fellowship 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.

Associate Fellowship Nomination Form    Associate Fellowship Reference Form

Important Dates:
  • 1 February – 15 May – Open Enrollment Period
  • 15 May – Nomination Form due
  • 15 June – Reference forms due
  • 1 October – Announcement of selected Associate Fellows
  • January – Awards Ceremony at  AIAA SciTech Forum

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Carr, Manager, AIAA Honors and Awards, at or 703.264.7523.