Why become a Fellow?

Our Fellowship spans the sciences, humanities, arts and public services. All our Fellows have two things in common – a connection to Wales and an outstanding contribution to the world of learning.

People want to be Fellows of the Society for many reasons:

Recognition by peers

Fellowship is a public acknowledgement of achievement, and often leads to further recognition. We support Fellows to reach wider audiences with their work.

A community of excellence

When elected, you join a network of over 550 Fellows. You can connect with people across organisations, disciplines and sectors, and play your part in shaping a 21st-century academy for Wales.

Sharing expertise

Our Fellows support their peers through the process of becoming a Fellow. They inform the Society’s policy and public affairs work, and they award our medals to both established and early career researchers.

Professional development

We help Fellows to access other opportunities, such as professional networks, REF panels and research council positions. We also share information about key events and developments in Wales and beyond.