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Duties of the Nominator, Nominee, and Endorser


Once the Nominator and Nominee agree that the Nominee meets the basic criteria (a Member or International Affiliate of SIOP for a minimum of 2 years at the time of election, earned a doctorate from an accredited institution at least 10 years previously) and agree to proceed with the nomination, it is the Nominator’s responsibility to assure that all forms are properly completed and submitted on time online.

Nominators must identify at least three (3) but no more than six (6) Endorsers. At least three (3) of the Endorsers must be SIOP Fellows (a list of active Fellows can be found here) and ask the Endorsers for their support of the Nominee; it may be helpful to identify additional Endorsers (up to a maximum of six) in case some of the intended Endorsers cannot participate; also, additional Endorsers may strengthen the case of a Nominee if they bring additional information or demonstrate breadth of recognition of the Nominee’s contributions.

The Nominator must assure that each Endorser completes a Fellow Status Evaluation Form and a Fellow Status Evaluation Worksheet on the SIOP nomination Web site. Ordinarily, the Nominator serves as the point of contact; the Nominee does not contact the Endorsers. (The newly elected Fellow (Nominee) is responsible for initiating his/her APA Fellow application. Please note that the online APA Fellows Application Platform requires that three (3) of the Endorsers be Active Fellows of APA. The APS fellowship application requires that the Nominator and one (1) of the Endorsers be a Fellow of APS.)


  • Must be a SIOP Member or International Affiliate in good standing for a minimum of two (2) years at the time of election by the Executive Board.
  • Have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution at least ten (10) years prior to election by the Executive Board.
  • Evidence that the individual’s contributions have had meaningful, sustained, and unusual impact on the field of industrial and organizational psychology.
  • Must be nominated by other Members or Fellows. Self-nomination is not possible.

Nominees must write a “self-statement” that describes their accomplishments and the impact of these, and a curriculum vitae/resume; the publication list follows APA format and must have an R in the left margin indicating refereed publications. The self-statement is ordinarily more than one page long and is a summary that identifies the Nominee’s unique and outstanding accomplishments and the impact they have had on I-O psychology as described in SIOP’s Mission and Values.

If the candidate wants to be considered for APS Fellow, the Nominator must provide the APS Membership ID number.


  • A Nominee must have at least three (3), but no more than six (6) Endorsers.
  • Three (3) Endorsers must be SIOP Fellows; all Endorsers must be Members of SIOP.
  • Endorsers cannot use the SIOP Fellow Online Nomination Program until the Nominator has begun the nomination.
  • The Nominator may also be an Endorser.

Endorsers write letters supporting the nomination of a SIOP Member for Fellow. Letters of recommendation are filed using the SIOP Fellows Online Application Program, not sent directly to the SIOP Fellowship Chair or a Committee Member.

At least three Endorsers must be SIOP Fellows. If a Nominee also wants to be considered for Fellow status in APA, once elected to SIOP Fellow, the Nominee will be required to use APA’s Fellows Online Application Platform to select three Endorsers who are APA Fellows in good standing. If the Nominee wants to be considered for Fellow status in APS, one of the Endorsers must be a Fellow of APS. No additional forms are required by APS.

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