Union Fellows

Established in 1962, the Fellows program recognizes AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by a committee of Fellows. The Fellows program serves to meet the need for identified authorities who could advise, upon request, the various government agencies and other organizations outside the Earth and space sciences. In addition, the program aims to motivate members to achieve excellence in research, thereby enhancing the prestige of AGU.
The 2019 Union Fellows cycle is now open and accepting nominations until March 15, 2019. Submit a Nomination »

Nomination Requirements & Formatting

Before preparing a Fellows nomination make sure packet materials are correctly formatted and include all requirements. More »

When considering nominating check to see that the nominee, nominator and supporters meet the Fellows requirements. More »

Review Process & Timeline

The submission process can be difficult to navigate at times so be sure to familiarize yourself with the review process and timeline. More »

Nomination Resources
The Union Fellows selection process is both lengthy and diligent; the FAQ page clarifies many common questions and to differentiate fact and fiction be sure to also look over Fellows Myths vs Realities.Other helpful tips can be found on the Guidelines to a Successful Nomination to fully highlight the impressive work of all nominees.