All nominations, including reference letters, must be submitted by midnight on July 1.
The July 1 deadline is not flexible. All forms (nomination, reference, and any supporting documentation) must be received no later than July 1.
The nominee must meet the following three basic qualifications:
have made a significant impact on the mobility industry through leadership, research, publishing, innovation, and volunteering.
hold a current “member grade” membership with SAE.
have been an SAE member for at least 10 years OR volunteered with SAE for 10 years AND also have 2 years of SAE Membership.
SAE Society affiliation membership/volunteer activity does apply (IE Members of SAE India/Brazil and SAE Affiliates are welcome to apply but membership/volunteer contributions must be verified).
Volunteer activity is based on years of contribution and must be verifiable.
To access the Fellows Nomination form, visit Fellows - Membership - Participate - SAE International - SAE Membership. If you need assistance, contact email@example.com.
The Fellows Nomination process is started with a nominator. He/she will need to visit Fellows - Membership - Participate - SAE International - SAE Membership
Definitions of the Two SAE Fellow Categories are as follows:
Leadership Excellence: Significant and sustained contributions to the profession, including leadership in professional society activities, receiving peer distinctions, including but not limited to relevant honors and awards or other recognition regarding specific contributions to their profession. A champion of change committed to development and improvement. Active in many leadership aspects of SAE International and other areas of leadership that impact the profession.
Technical Excellence: Recognized by peers as having extraordinary technical knowledge and a subject matter expert in their profession. Active in committees and as having utilized this knowledge to further the activity of the committee in developing a new standard, recommended practices, etc. or in making a major revision to an existing one, in initiating an important procedural change in applying new or existing standards/recommended practice; or is recognized by peers as a forward-thinking individual who has identified and promoted the development of standards for emerging technologies.
The nomination review process takes place between July 1st and October of the same year. Board approval of the Fellows candidates is typically given late fall and nominators are notified via email of the status of the nominations by late October/early November. You can check the status of the application process by emailing Fellows@sae.org.
Self-nomination is NOT permitted.
As a nominator it is essential that you read the nomination package requirements carefully so that the nomination is not put at risk and submit the nomination form on time. You will act as the main point of contact during the nomination cycle.
Sample nomination packets and reference letters are available here.
Yes, you can view any of the forms and use them as reference guides/examples to draft your nomination.
View the nomination and reference letters examples here.
Modifications will be permitted up to the deadline of July 1. This will include updating core text and email addresses of supporters of the nomination. Adding and deleting a reference or removing a nomination, will also be permitted.
The page and character limits are noted clearly on the nomination form. Please be sure to follow the instructions.
No, the nominator may not serve as a reference.
Please use the SAE Fellows Directory and Connextion+ to contact SAE Fellows. The SAE Fellows Directory will list everyone who has been elected to SAE Fellow Grade and the Connextion+ platform will allow you to reach out to those individuals who are still active SAE Fellows (meaning their membership with SAE is still active). You can then contact those persons you wish to use as reference supporters of your nominee directly from Connextion+ or your personal email (or whatever form of communication method you chose).
Yes, examples of both nominations and reference letters can be found here.
All nomination forms should be emailed to Fellows@sae.org. The nomination should be a single PDF that includes the following:
the nomination forms
technical impact information
SAE activity information
4 Letters of reference from SAE Members or Fellows
1 Supervisor reference letter
The Fellows committee typically elects anywhere from 15-25 fellows each year; however, there is no minimum or maximum requirement for numbers of Fellows that must be elected in a given year.
The review committee is comprised of a group of SAE Members and SAE Fellows from all Sectors of the mobility industry. These individuals carefully read and review each nomination and select candidates based solely on the information provided in the nomination packet for promotion to SAE Fellow grade.
Newly elevated SAE Fellows are announced shortly before or after the SAE Fellows dinner in SAE Update and directly after via a social media post and/or a press release. Individuals elected to SAE Fellow grade are welcome to also make announcements via their own platforms.
SAE Fellows Staff notifies successful nominees and their nominators via e-mail.
Nominators of unsuccessful nominees will be notified via email.
SAE Fellows Staff will use the preferred email address listed on the Fellow Nomination Form for the nominator and the nominee. We encourage the nominator to follow up with the nominee in both instances.
It is the nominators responsibility to notify the references the nomination has been submitted and that the committee could be reaching out to them for more information. The committee/SAE staff does not notify the references of the status of the nominations.
The SAE Fellows dinner is an invitation only event for SAE Fellows and their guests. Each SAE Fellow is invited to attend with one guest. No tickets are sold for this exclusive event. Only CURRENT SAE Fellows (those with active SAE Memberships) will be permitted to attend.
Yes, all individuals who have been elected to SAE Fellow grade are included in the online Fellows directory. The directory is located at the bottom of Fellows - Membership - Participate - SAE International - SAE Membership
All SAE Fellows should appear in the SAE Fellows directory; however, if you can not find your information, please contact Fellows@sae.org and we will research the issue for you.
SAE Fellowship is the highest grade of SAE Membership. In order to be considered an active SAE Fellow, you must keep your SAE membership active. If your membership lapses, you will not lose your standing as an SAE Fellow; however, you will not be considered an active SAE Fellow until your membership is in good standing.
SAE Fellows may email the firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new pin.