Call for Nominations – ASPRS Fellow Award

The ASPRS Fellow Award Committee is now requesting nominations for the Fellow Award.  This is one of the highest professional achievement awards bestowed by ASPRS. Any member may submit a nomination with the exception of ASPRS Officers. (Per the Award deed, ASPRS Officers may not submit nominations)

Background information about the award is provided below, but the bottom line is we need a 1-2 page nominating document by October 2, 2023. The Award(s) will be presented at the ASPRS Annual Meeting in 2024.

The Fellow Award seeks to recognize the following achievements:

“The designation of Fellow is conferred on active mid-career members of the Society who have performed excep­tional contributions in advancing the science, technology and use of the mapping sciences (e.g., photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, geographic information systems, and related disciplines) in service to ASPRS continuously for at least the last 10 years.”

Eligibility for the Award: A nominee must have made outstanding contributions in a recognized Society specialization whether in practice, research, development, administration, or education in the mapping and related sciences. A nominee must be an active member and must have been an active member for the past 10 consecutive years. Current ASPRS Officers (President, VP, Pres Elect, Past Pres, Sec, Treasurer) are ineligible.

Who can submit a nomination: Any active ASPRS member with the exception of current ASPRS Officers. Members may submit up to 2 nominations per award cycle (year).

What documents should be submitted for a nomination?  

Submit the following documentation:

1. A 1-2 page document containing the following:a. educational background; b. current position, title; c. employment history; d. major accomplishments, e. contributions to the Society and the science/technology, and f. any other awards already held.

2. At least two letters from others supporting the nomination are required. Note that these documents will be requested once the nomination is received and the nominees’ eligibility is confirmed.

Where to send nominations? Send the 1-2 page nominating document mentioned above to Kari Craun, chair of the Fellow Award Committee, at Once a nominees’ eligibility is confirmed, letters of recommendation will be requested.

When do you need this information? Due date for the 1-2 pg nominating document is October 2, 2023.  Fellow award(s) will be presented at the ASPRS 2024 Annual Conference.

Once we have nominations and reference letters, current ASPRS Fellow Award recipients will vote on the nominees and the Fellow Award Selection Committee will make final selections.

For your reference more information about award eligibility is at this link: (go to the “Professional Achievement” tab)

Past ASPRS Fellow Award winners are listed here:

If you have questions about the Fellow Award or the nominating process, please contact Kari Craun at