Fellows of the AAPSS and current/former members of our board of directors are eligible to nominate scholars and public servants for future fellowships. We welcome the nomination of individuals 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 policymakers 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 we encourage you to think expansively and consider nominees outside the demographics of our current cohort of Fellows. This may include 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 hold a diversity of academic, ethical, or political perspectives; and who are from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Nominations are open for a limited time every year: the deadline to submit nominations for 2025 AAPSS Fellows is Friday, August 2, 2024.

If you have trouble submitting materials through the form below, you may email Stacy Liu (aapss.annals@gmail.com) for instructions on how to manually submit your nomination.

2025 AAPSS Fellowship Nomination Form

Nominator's Information

If there are any items missing from your nomination materials, AAPSS staff will reach out to you at the email provided to request them.

Assistant's Information (Optional)

If you have a staff assistant whom we may contact, please provide us with their email address.

Nominee's Information

You are welcome to include brief comments on why/how these exemplify the ways in which the nominee has contributed to the advancement of the social sciences, the application of science to important social problems, or the advancement of public policy through scientific understanding. Comments may appear on the final ballot and will be edited for length.

Letter of Nomination

This letter must be written and signed by the nominator.
File Upload: Letter of Nomination *

Maximum file size: 104.86MB

Letter of Support

This letter must come from someone outside the nominee's primary institution and cannot be written by the same person who authored the letter of nomination.
File Upload: Letter of Support *

Maximum file size: 104.86MB

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