AERE Fellows Nomination Instructions

In 2005, the AERE Fellows program was instituted to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of the profession of environmental and resource economics. A complete list of Fellows may be found here.

Criteria for Selection: Awardees will have demonstrated a significant contribution to the advancement of the profession of environmental and resource economics. A candidate must be living at the time of nomination; current membership in AERE is not required, although candidates should have been a member of AERE for at least 10 years, not necessarily consecutively.

Nomination Process: Any member (or group of members) of AERE including members of the AERE Board may nominate a candidate for Fellow. A nomination packet should include a vita of the nominee, a two-page nomination letter, and at least one additional letter of support from a second individual. Nomination letters should outline contributions the individual has made to warrant the award. Potential contributions include advances to the knowledge base in environmental and resource economics, a record of policy-advising activity, a record of mentorship and cultivation of new human capital, including contributions to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in environmental and resource economics, increasing visibility of the field, and service to the AERE community.

Selection Process: Nomination packages are to be submitted via email to [email protected] by December 1 each calendar year to be considered for the following year's award. Receipt of nomination packages will be confirmed via email. The president will distribute copies to each of the Board members who will collectively select newly appointed Fellows from the set of nominations. In addition to newly nominated AERE Fellow candidates, the AERE Board will consider nominations submitted to AERE in the prior two years in its selection process for the current year.

Awards Ceremony: The AERE Fellows awards ceremony takes place at the AERE Summer Conference, usually held in early June. Newly elected fellows will be notified in advance to provide ample time to make travel arrangements to attend the Awards Program. Every fourth year, AERE co-hosts the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, usually in late June. In World Congress years, the Fellows Award Program will take place at the World Congress.

Maximum Number of Awards: Three per year

Questions? Email [email protected].¬†