Prospective Fellows are considered for their extraordinary contributions to the sciences, the arts, and the cultural life of the state. Fellows have a career marked by an unusually high order of discovery; technological accomplishment; creative productivity in literature, poetry, or the visual or performing arts; depth of public service; or other academic or cultural achievement.
Anyone can nominate a prospective Fellow for consideration. The nomination window for Academy Fellows is now closed and will re-open in spring of 2017. A Wisconsin Academy committee broadly representative of the sciences, arts, and letters reviews nominations and selects new Fellows every other year from a pool of new and existing nominees.