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

AIAA Honorary Fellow Nomination and References are due 15 July.

AIAA Constitution 3.2 
Honorary Fellows are persons of eminence in aeronautics or astronautics, recognized by a long and highly contributive career in the arts, sciences, or technology thereof.

AIAA Section 2.2 
Honorary Fellows may be nominated from the ranks of the Fellows by any Honorary Fellow or Fellow in good standing and shall be elected by the Board. Self-nominations are not permitted. The names of not more than 4 nominees deemed the most worthy of the Honorary Fellow honor shall be recommended to the Board for election each year, although no more than 3 nominees may be from the same country. The manner in which Honorary 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.


AIAA Honorary Fellows Requirement - Nomination - Reference  Honorary Fellow Nomination System

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

2022 Important Dates

  • 15 July 2022: Nomination and References due (online only)
  • February 2023: Announcement of new Fellows, (Following approval by the AIAA Board of Trustees)
  • Spring 2023:AIAA Honorary 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