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Nominate a Fellow

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the state of Wisconsin? Do you have a friend or colleague who is highly esteemed for his or her judgment, perceptiveness, and breadth of knowledge? Do they possess a keen understanding of how literature, art, and science contribute to the cultural life and welfare of our state? Is there an educator, mentor, civic or business leader in your community who has had a career marked by an unusually high order of discovery and technological accomplishment; creative achievement in the arts (e.g. literature, visual art, music); historical analysis; legal or judicial interpretation; philosophical thinking; or public service?

Give them the recognition they deserve with a Wisconsin Academy Fellow Award.

Nominations for the Wisconsin Academy Fellow Awards are accepted through the Wisconsin Academy's website. Nominees are reviewed biennially (see schedule below) by a panel of current Fellows and Academy Board members before approval by the full Wisconsin Academy Board.  Each nomination will be eligible for consideration in two consecutive selection processes. (i.e. New 2019 nominations submitted on or before September 30, 2019, will be eligible for consideration in Spring of 2020 and 2022.) Nominators may update/revise materials before the next selection process, but it is not required for reconsideration of a candidate. If not selected after two consecutive cycles, candidates will need to be re-nominated for full consideration.

Nominations for our Spring 2022 Fellows Awards will open in 2021. 

Submission Dates*

Selection and
 Fellows Award Ceremony

August 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021

for Spring 2022

July 1, 2023 – September 30, 2023

for Spring 2024

July 1, 2025 – September 30, 2025

for Spring 2026

Each nomination will be eligible for two consecutive selection processes, after which time, a new nomination must be submitted for full consideration.

*These dates are subject to change at the Academy’s discretion


Nominations include (but are not limited to): support statement, nominee's CV or resume and three letters of recommendation.


Any questions regarding the Fellows Awards or nomination process can be directed to


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