Membership Criteria and Nomination Procedure

Criteria for Election:

  • Full time member of the active UC faculty at the time of election.
  • National/international professional stature supported by both internal and external letters of reference.
  • Extensive record of graduate/research mentoring.
  • Extensive record of research/creative/scholarly works in chosen field of work, including publications, exhibitions, presentations and other important accomplishments.

Nomination Procedure for 2018 (nomination deadline is December 4, 2017):

Please provide the name and unit of your nominee/s to the chair of the membership committee (Lewis Owen, by October 19

An electronic process is used for nominations and file assembly. The nomination package should include the following items: 

  • Nomination form.
  • Current CV.
  • Supporting letter(s) from one or more graduate fellows.
  • Up to four letters from external references (references for current and past collaborators, including former students, is discouraged).
  • Letters of nomination and support should adhere to the specific reasons for consideration as described in the membership criteria.
* 2018 Fellows Nomination Form
Nominate a UC faculty member for the Fellows of the Graduate School

Nomination Submission and Election:

After the nomination deadline, nominees are elected to membership by a vote of the Fellows, followed by ratification by the Board of Trustees. Newly-elected Fellows are recognized formally at the University Awards ceremony, which takes place each spring.