AAPSS seeks nominees for Fellowships who:

  • have made seminal and enduring contributions to social scientific discovery;
  • improve the human condition through the creative application of social science to problems that are important to contemporary society; and
  • advance the social sciences by showing policy-makers and the broader public how science and evidence contribute to improved social conditions and to human flourishing.

Nominees need not be exemplary in all these respects, but it is helpful to hear from nominators about the ways in which nominees fit these criteria.  Nominators are free to advocate for anyone they choose, but given the demographics of our current cohort of Fellows, we encourage you to think expansively, and potentially nominate individuals who are from outside the northeastern U.S. and west coast, who work in disciplines or fields in which we have relatively few Fellows (e.g. Anthropology, Communications, Journalism, Education, or Law), whose professional homes are not private universities,  who may have academic perspectives that are not well represented among current Fellows, and who are from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.


Click below to log in to access the nomination form. Nominators must be logged in to view, fill out, and save the nomination form.

Only AAPSS Fellows and current and past AAPSS Board Members may nominate someone for a fellowship. If you are not a Fellow or Board Member, you might consider nominating someone for our Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize. Please click here to see how to make a nomination for that Prize.

If you are eligible to make a Fellows nomination but did not receive the password to log in, please contact Jessica Erfer.

To complete a nomination, you will need upload 1) a letter of nomination from you (the nominator) and 2) a letter of support from someone who is well-versed in the nominee’s area of expertise.  The person who writes this letter of support cannot be from the nominee’s home institution, and cannot have been a principle collaborator in the nominee’s recent research. These are required for each nominee.  In pages that follow, required fields are marked with a red asterisk.

Deadline: The online form and supporting materials are due Friday, August 5, 2022.


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