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Fellows Nomination Form

  • Current Fellows Nomination Guidelines
  • Nominee Information
  • Initiator & Endorsers Info
  • Statement of “Significant Engineering Achievements”
  • Background Information
  • Signature and Date
  • Supporting Documents
  • Complete

Fellows Nomination Guidelines

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  1. Per SNAME bylaws "the grade of Fellow may be accorded exclusively to individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, research, production, operation, education, or associated management. A candidate shall have attained the grade of Member and have had not less than ten (10) years of active practice."
  2. A complete nomination package must include a completed nomination form and at least three signed letters of recommendation from an initiator and two endorsers, all of whom must be Fellows or Members of SNAME. Additional letters of recommendation may be included from endorsers who need not be SNAME Fellows or Members.
  3. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online along with the nomination form.
  4. A candidate for the grade of Fellow cannot be the initiator or an endorser of his/her own nomination, and the nominee should not be aware or informed of his/her nomination.
  5. Complete Fellow nomination packages can also be mailed to SNAME Headquarters at any time.
  6. The Fellows Committee conducts two evaluation cycles each year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
  7. Nominations for the Spring 2023 cycle are due on 28 February. Nominations for the Fall cycle are due on 27 June.

Deadline: 28 February