Thank You for Nominating a Peer for Member Advancement 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.

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 hundred twenty-five (125) Associate Fellows 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.” [approved: September 2018]

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.

Important Dates

  • 1 April 2022: Accepting nominations and reference/endorsements (online only)
  • 15 June 2022: Nominations due (online only)
  • 15 July 2022: Reference/Endorsement due (online only)
  • February 2023: Announcement of new Fellows, (Following approval by the AIAA Board of Trustees)
  • Spring 2023:AIAA Fellows Induction Ceremony and Dinner, Washington, DC (invite only)
  • Spring 2023: AIAA Awards Gala, Washington, DC

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia A. Carr, Manager, Honors & Awards, at