SSSA Fellow


 

Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the Soil Science Society of America. Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society’s active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow.

Nominations Opened: Feb 1, 2017 - 8:00 AM CST
Nominations initiated by: Apr 3, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT
3 Reference Letters and Final Nomination submission by: Apr 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM CDT

In 2017, up to 12 individuals may be elected as Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America.


Eligibility

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Nominator

  1. Nominators are required to be SSSA members.
  2. Nominators can nominate up to two people per Society.
  3. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominator for this award.

Nominee

  1. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
  2. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.
  3. Nominees are required to be SSSA members, with 10 years active membership. To verify a nominee's member status, access our Member Directory, or contact the Member Services Department, 608-273-8080, membership@soils.org
  4. The nominee will have made outstanding contributions in an area of specialization whether in research, teaching, extension, service, or administration and whether in public, commercial, or private service activities.

Reference

  1. Members of this SSSA Awards Committee, the SSSA Board of Directors, and also the ASA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a reference for this award.

Qualifications

Nominator

  1. Current Position Title

Nominee

  1. Current Position Title
  2. Degrees Received
  3. Professional Positions Held
    (Character Limit, including spaces: 2000)
  4. Honors and Awards
    List honors and awards received (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  5. Membership
    List membership in professional, honorary, and academic societies. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  6. Service to the Society
    List service activities within SSSA. Include appointed positions, elected positions, committee service, and other service. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  7. Other Service
    List other service such as significant committee work or service to other professional or honorary societies. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  8. Achievements in Teaching, Extension, and Industrial Education
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). Describe significant contributions in teaching, extension and/or industrial education in (a) communicating ideas clearly, and (b) influencing attitudes or motivating favorable action, to a significant degree, with students or clients. Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of publications supporting the nominee's performance. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  9. Achievements in Investigative Competency
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). Describe significant contributions in investigative competency. Significance and originality of basic and applied research contributions and evidence of creative reasoning and skill in obtaining significant data. Evaluate quality and effectiveness of research publications. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  10. Achievements in Leadership
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). Describe evidence of creativeness and effectiveness of scientific or administrative activities. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  11. Achievements in Service
    Give percentage of time or weight, totaling 100 (Note: assigning zero to one or more qualifications will not weaken the nomination; enter "0%" if not applicable to the nominee). Describe significant service to the profession in universities, foundations, associations, commercial organizations, communities, government agencies, international agencies, etc. Include development or improvement of significant programs, practices or products. Significance, originality and acceptance by the public. Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of publications to support the significance of the programs, practices or products. (Character Limit, including spaces: 3000)
  12. Professional Contributions Listing
    Identify and briefly list the nominee's technical and nontechnical publications, patents, and efforts to develop or improve programs, practices, and products. List up to 12 of the most significant professional contributions of the nominee. (Character Limit, including spaces: 4500)
  13. Summary
    In this section, summarize the most significant personal and professional achievements which you believe qualify the nominee for election to Fellowship in the Society. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)