Thank You for Nominating a Peer for Member Advancement to AIAA Associate Fellow
Class of 2023 AIAA Associate Fellows
Class of 2023 AIAA Associate Fellows

Accepting Nominations is: 1 February–15 April.
The Associate Fellow Nominations are due 15 April.
The Associate Fellow Reference Forms are due 15 May.

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 Fellows Criteria and Requirements

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

Associate Fellowship Online Nomination System

Evaluation Criteria

  • Technical and/or Leadership Contributions: 50%
  • Service to AIAA Service to the Aerospace Profession: 30%
  • Quality of Endorsement by References 20%

For general guidelines of the above criteria: please refer to the this document .

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 Fellow Nomination Form   Associate Fellow Reference Form

Important Dates:
  • 1 February – 15 April – Accepting Nominations
  • 15 April – Nominations due
  • 15 May – Reference forms due
  • September/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.