Fellowship and Award Nominations

Please Nominate Fellow and Award Candidates

FPS is responsible for nominating members for APS fellowship and for selecting candidates for the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award and the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award. The list of fellows and awardees is truly outstanding, but the only way that we can maintain this level of excellence and recognize deserving recipients is if you nominate them. See below for brief descriptions of fellowship and the awards. If you need guidance on the process, please contact Micah Lowenthal (mlowenthal@nas.edu) and he will direct you to the right person to answer your questions.

APS Fellowship

Any active APS member is eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. The general criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. FPS nominates physicists for contributions in some aspect of physics and society. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. More information at the APS Fellows web page.
FPS Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Monday, June 2, 2014

Joseph A. Burton Forum Award

To recognize outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society. More information at the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award page.
Deadline: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Leo Szilard Lectureship Award

To recognize outstanding accomplishments by physicists in promoting the use of physics for the benefit of society in such areas as the environment, arms control, and science policy. The lecture format is intended to increase the visibility of those who have promoted the use of physics for the benefit of society. More information at the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award page.
Deadline: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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