The criterion for selection of Fellows is exceptional contribution to AAPT’s mission, to advance physics teaching and learning by serving as the trusted hub for valued resources and programs, facilitating strong professional networks, and supporting members to advocate for physics education. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.
Any AAPT member who has maintained an active membership for at least seven years is eligible for nomination for Fellowship. Nominations will be made through an online process to be developed by the Executive Office.
At the inauguration of the Fellowship program, all previous winners of awards for service to AAPT who are current members of AAPT and have been members for the last seven years were automatically made Fellows.
Future nominees for the AAPT Fellow award will be nominated using the AAPT Award Nomination Form. The decision regarding future awards will be made by the AAPT Awards Committee.