Members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, or allied sciences and whose scientific contribution utilized mineralogical studies or data, may be designated as Fellows upon proper accreditation by the Committee on Nomination for Fellows and election by the Council. Recipients of the Roebling Medal and Mineralogical Society of America Award automatically become Fellows.
Criteria for selection to fellowship (adopted by the MSA Council in 1984, modified 2013):
Nominators should document the candidate's contributions to advancing the field of mineralogy, and these may include research, publications, teaching, mentoring and advising, professional service through editorships, reviews, or committee work, development of textbooks and other educational materials, etc.
The number of fellows elected each year cannot exceed 0.5% of MSA membership. Nominations for fellowship can be made by any MSA Fellow or Member following the instructions in the section for submitting nominations.
Fellows newly elected in 2016 are Jay J. Ague, Bernardo Cesare, Elizabeth Anna Cottrell, Glenn A. Gaetani, Tomoo Katsura, Yan Liang, Wendy R. Panero, James Kelley Russell, Sean R. Shieh, Michael J. Walter.
The list of MSA Fellows.
Nominations for Fellowsip in MSA requires a Sponsor, who is a Member or Fellow of the Society, to submit the following cover page and indicated information:
MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Cover Page for Nomination for Fellowship
Co-Sponsor 1: ________________________________
Co-Sponsor 2: ________________________________
(1) personal data on the nominee that includes:
(2) the sponsor's nomination statement that includes:
(3) Co-sponsors are no longer required for a fellowship nomination, but can be included if arranged for by the sponsor. However, letters from co-sponsors can help a nomination, especially of younger or lesser known individuals. There should be no more than two co-sponsors and their statements should include the same information requested from the sponsor described in (2). Co-sponsors need not be MSA members or fellows.
Nominations can be carried over to following years if the nomination package is updated by the sponsor. Any nomination not renewed after 2 years will be not considered further.
The nomination package must be submitted to the Chair of the Committee for Nominating Fellows of the Society by June 1. The committee asks that the nominator compile into a single electronic file the nomination, all letters of support, and supplementary materials before submitting the nomination package to the Committee Chair. This single electronic nomination package makes it easier and less expensive for the committee members, who are increasingly international, to do their work.
The Chair of the 2016 MSA Nominating Committee for Fellows:
Dr. Nancy L. Ross
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dept of Geosciences (MC0420)
4044 Derring Hall
1405 Perry St
Blacksburg VA 24061-0420
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