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Nominate a Fellow

Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to Wisconsin?

Do you have a friend or colleague who is highly esteemed for his or her judgment, perceptiveness, and breadth of knowledge? Does this person 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; invention; technological accomplishment; creative productivity in literature, poetry, or the fine or practical arts; historical analysis; legal or judicial interpretation; philosophical thinking; or public service?

Nominte them for a Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award.

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The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters is currently seeking individuals to be honored and recognized as Wisconsin Academy Fellows. Established by the Academy in 1982, the Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award recognizes educators, researchers, mentors, artists, and civic or business leaders from across Wisconsin who have made substantial contributions to the cultural life and welfare of our state and its people. Anyone in Wisconsin age eighteen or older can nominate someone for the Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award.

Wisconsin Academy Fellow nominations are accepted through the Wisconsin Academy's website. Nominees are reviewed biennially (see schedule below) by a panel of existing 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 nominations submitted on or before September 30, 2017, will be eligible for consideration in Spring of 2018 and 2020.) 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.


Submission Dates*

Announcement and Award Ceremony Dates

Nomination Window Now Open

(until September 30, 2017)

January and April 2018

July 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019

 Winter and Spring 2020

July 1, 2019 – September 30, 2021

Winter and Spring 2022

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

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


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

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

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Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608-263-1692

James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-265-2500