Fellowship Nominations now open

We need you to nominate new Fellows for 2018/19

The opportunity is once again here to celebrate and recognise excellence in all scholarly disciplines, and in the professions, industry and commerce, the arts and public service, while helping the Learned Society of Wales develop and grow.

Is there an area of study or a sector of the academic community you think is underrepresented in the Fellowship? Now is your chance to correct that, and remember, only Fellows can nominate new Fellows.

The Society seeks to recognise excellence across the full range of achievement within the academic disciplines, across the range of interdisciplinary activities, and more generally wherever people’s contributions impact significantly on the world of Welsh learning and on the wider society.

Following a review of the election process by the Society’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Review, the Society has introduced new forms that reduce the burden on the Lead Proposer and improve the process for the Scrutiny Committees, helping them to identify excellence across the board.

Key changes:

  • Summary CV Form: The Candidate now completes the Summary CV Form, to be submitted to the Society by the Lead Proposer.
  • Named Informed Supporter: It is the responsibility of the Lead Proposer in submitting a nomination to include a reference prepared by an Informed Supporter. This should be someone who knows the Candidate well and may, for example, have worked with them as co-author, co-investigator or project partner.
  • Benchmarks: In order to support those making nominations, benchmarks have been introduced in the Guidelines. All nominations should refer to the relevant benchmarks.
  • Individual Circumstances Form: The nature of the excellence Scrutiny Committees are looking for will always be closely related to the Candidate’s lived life and experience. The Individual Circumstances Form is an optional form that can be completed by the Candidate and submitted directly to the Society to reflect contractual arrangements (e.g. full-time, part-time, job-share/ clinical responsibilities) and any personal, familial or non-academic circumstances that may have impacted a Candidate’s professional career to be taken into account by the Scrutiny Committees when assessing the nomination.

For Candidates who have been nominated previously and are already in the system, we strongly recommend the Lead Proposer updates the nomination with these new forms.

Fellows are permitted to act as the Lead Proposer for three NEW candidates only in each election cycle. However, the nomination of female candidates and of candidates from other under-represented groups is exempt from this restriction.

Support available from Phil Jones every step of the way – 02920 37 6954 or nominations@lsw.wales.ac.uk

Deadline: 8 October 2018

Click here to nominate