The nomination process consists of submitting a nominating letter, the CV of the nominee, and at least two supporting letters. All documents included in a nomination package should be no more than two (2) pages in length. The nominating letter should describe the individual’s accomplishments and background. Up to three letters of support may be submitted (total number does not include the nomination letter). The two required supporting letters should be from individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate’s institution of education or employment. Nomination and supporting letters must clearly articulate how the candidate’s research, educational, or other advancements over a sustained period of time have made significant impact on the field. The letters must clearly explain the contributions and their importance so that not only their peers but also those outside the nominee’s specific work/research area can understand them.
The first paragraph of each nomination and supporting letter should include the name of the candidate and a few sentences giving the overall reasons for nominating or supporting the candidate. The body of the nominating letter, which could be a few paragraphs, should give a brief and concise history of the candidate’s work and any publications and/or outcomes that have resulted. Both the nominating and supporting letters should state how the work has contributed to the field overall and/or to the growth of the field, as well as what insights have been gained and what impacts the work will have on current and future work.
The last paragraph of the nomination and supporting letters should summarize the work, state who has benefited, and highlight some of the candidate’s recognition’s and notable service to his/her field.
The curriculum vitae should list the nominee’s (1) name, (2) contact information, (3) employer, and (4) work history, memberships, publications, service work, and other honors pertinent to this evaluation.