Nomination sought for Fellows of the Wisconsin Academy

Each year the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters accepts nominations for Academy Fellows (deadline Feb. 1, 2011). Your help in nominating Fellows or identifying people to do so, in order that our entire state is represented, would be most appreciated.

Established  in 1981, the Fellows Program of the Wisconsin Academy represents the highest level of recognition conferred by our organization. Fellows of the Wisconsin Academy are elected for their high levels of accomplishment in their fields as well as a lifelong commitment to intellectual discourse and public service. These distinguished individuals from a wide range of disciplines and various areas of Wisconsin help us shape our statewide programs and projects.

To be considered, one must have or have had a meaningful relationship with their community and the state of Wisconsin. Candidates for fellowship should be highly esteemed for qualities of judgment, perceptiveness, and breadth of knowledge of how literature, art, and science contribute to the cultural life and welfare of the state. Candidates will also have a career marked by an unusually high order of discovery; technological accomplishments; creative productivity in literature, poetry, or the fine or practical arts; historical analysis; legal or judicial interpretation; philosophical thinking; or public service.

A Wisconsin Academy committee broadly representative of the sciences, arts, and letters recommends candidates to the Wisconsin Academy Council (our governing body) for final selection. The total number of Fellows is limited to one hundred at any time.

You can access the nomination form in downloadable form or enter your nomination online by clicking here. The list of our current WI Academy fellows, a nomination form and background information about the program are also attached. There are no limits on the number of candidates you can nominate but only 5-7 are chosen each year . Thank you for your assistance, and let me know if you have any questions. My contact information is below. Again, nominations are due February 1.

Margaret Lewis, Executive Director
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters

608-263-1692, Ext.11