Members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology, or allied sciences and whose scientific contribution utilized mineralogical studies or data, may be designated as Fellows upon proper accreditation by the Committee on Nomination for Fellows and election by the Council. Recipients of the Roebling Medal and Mineralogical Society of America Award automatically become Fellows.
Criteria for selection to fellowship (adopted by the MSA Council in 1984, modified 2013):
Nominators should document the candidate's contributions to advancing the field of mineralogy, and these may include research, publications, teaching, mentoring and advising, professional service through editorships, reviews, or committee work, development of textbooks and other educational materials, etc.
The number of fellows elected each year cannot exceed 0.5% of MSA membership. Nominations for fellowship can be made by any MSA Fellow or Member following the instructions in the section for submitting nominations.
Fellows newly elected in 2020 are Jeffrey Catalano, Sylvie Demouchy, Pupa Gilbert, Jun-ichi Kimura, Othmar Muntener, Marc Norman, Alison Pawley, Mark Rivers, Ian Swainson, and Takashi Yoshino.
The list of MSA Fellows.
A nomination for Fellowship in MSA requires a Sponsor, who is a Member or Fellow of the Society, to submit the following cover page and indicated information:
MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
Cover Page for Nomination for Fellowship
Co-Sponsor 1*: ________________________________
Co-Sponsor 2*: ________________________________
(1) personal data on the nominee that includes:
(2) the sponsor's nomination statement that includes:
(3) write a brief statement (75-100 words) summarizing the key features of the nomination, which will be the basis of the congratulatory letter and a press release for their home institution.
*(4) Co-sponsors are no longer required for a fellowship nomination, but can be included if arranged for by the sponsor. Letters from co-sponsors can help a nomination, especially of younger or lesser known individuals. There should be no more than two co-sponsors and their statements should include the same information requested from the sponsor described in (2). Co-sponsors need not be MSA members or fellows.
Nominations can be carried over to following years if the nomination package is updated by the sponsor. Any nomination not renewed after 2 years will be not considered further.
The nomination package must be submitted to the Chair of the Committee for Nominating Fellows of the Society by June 12 (extended due to the pandemic). The committee asks that the nominator compile into a single electronic file the nomination, all letters of support, and supplementary materials before submitting the nomination package to the Committee Chair. This single electronic nomination package makes it easier and less expensive for the committee members, who are increasingly international, to do their work.
The Chair of the 2020 MSA Nominating Committee for Fellows:
Melinda Darby Dyar, Chair
Mount Holyoke College
Dept. of Astronomy
Room 217 Kendade Hall
50 College Street
South Hadley MA 01075-1461 USA
Tel: +1 (413) 538-3073
Fax: +1 (413) 538-2357