APS Fellowship through GPER

APS Fellowship through GPER

As a topical group, GPER is able to nominate 1-3 members annually (number determined annually by APS) to be elected APS Fellows. 

The criterion for election to fellowship is “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.”  Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. More information can be found on the APS Fellows webpage

Each year, GPER will solicit nominations from the community. The deadline for 2024 nominations is April 1st, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET.

List of all GPER-nominated APS Fellows.  


  • Nominees must be APS members.

  • A nomination needs a sponsor AND co-sponsor, with letters of support, and up to two additional letters.

  • You may review the APS fellows web page to see if someone you are planning to nominate is already a fellow (either through GPER or through a different APS unit):  http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/fellowships/archive-all.cfm

  • Previous nominations can be included in the nomination pool, but the previous nominations do not automatically enter the nomination pool. Nominators are required to recertify, either in its original form or with updates, the nomination before the honor deadline.


GPER has put together a set of guidelines for APS Fellowship through GPER. These guidelines provide a diversity of ways through which an individual may be deemed competitive for APS Fellowship through GPER and also provide guidance regarding distinguishing competitive nominees for APS Fellowship through other APS units (such as FEd and FDI).


For questions regarding APS Fellowship through GPER, please contact the GPER Executive Committee chair or vice-chair.