Special contribution to evaluation:
Fellows of the AES

Nomination information


During the more than 25 years of its existence, the AES has had a number of very distinguished members who have made significant contributions over a period of years both to evaluation and to the AES. Many have won AES awards, but this recognition is often limited in time and often relates to only a part of their contribution.
Those members who have made a long term and wide ranging contribution to the AES and the field of evaluation are recognised by the Society through a special category of membership called ‘Fellow’. This is a positive step towards enhancing the professionalism of the Society. It is also in the Society’s interests to maintain an ongoing and mutually beneficial relationship with these individuals who are recognised leaders in the field of evaluation.
This policy creating ‘Fellow’ as a category of membership has been developed in the light of these considerations and with reference to the policies and practices of other relevant organisations including the Canadian Evaluation Society. A review of the Fellows membership category in 2023 has confirmed its overall success and resulted in several changes to the policy.

Criteria and evidence

Names of proposed recipients are being sought from those eligible to submit names:

  • Current Board Members, Committee Chairs and Regional Representatives
Regional representatives are encouraged to seek nominations from the wider membership 
  • Past office bearers
  • Fellows.

There are:

  • four eligibility criteria specified to determine eligibility for nomination
  • together with seven substantive criteria.

The latter focus on Contributions to Evaluation, essentially in evaluation teaching, research and practice, and on Contributions to the Society, primarily in relation to its aims and operations. A nomination should address each of the substantive criteria even if a particular criterion is not seen as a key basis for the nomination.

Details can be obtained from the 'Criteria and Evidence document' which can be downloaded from the sidebar.

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