The nomination cycle 2020/2021 will start on November 1, 2020.#

--> AE Nomination Form 2019/2020(info)

  • Please download and use this year's nomination form. Send the filled-in nomination form as attachment to
  • Hint: If downloading the form by clicking on it does not work, please try to right-click and choose "Save-As" from the context menu (see also the NOTE below). If you are still having difficulties, do not keep trying, but contact the AE office ( and the form will be sent to you.
  • List of nominations
    Here you can either view all nominations (names only) or choose the relevant section where you will find an alphabetic list of the nominees.

Once you have opened a dossier (nomination), you can click on the button "Show printer-friendly version" to get a good print-out.


  • Download the nomination file by clicking on it.
  • If you get the message "To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer. You can upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader from" although you do have the latest version of the Adobe Reader, download the file by making the Ctrl-click (or right-click) on the link and select "Save as" or "Download" from the contextual menu (depending on which browser you use, you may also select "load linked data" or other wording). In this way, you won't be using a default preview program which cannot deal with the nomination form.
  • To fill the AE Nomination Form please use Adobe's PDF Reader Version 8 or higher. Note that current versions are already 10.x , so if the PDF's don't work for you please update your pdf Reader.
  • If you cannot download the file, please contact and the file will be sent to you and assistance will be provided.

  • Downloading the nomination form: Download the file by clicking on it. Alternatively, you can save it by making Ctrl-click (or right-click) on the link and select "Save as" or "Download" from the contextual menu (depending on which browser you use, you may also select "load linked data" or other wording).
  • Opening and filling the form: make sure that you open the nomination form using the Adobe Reader and not by means of the (default) MacOS "preview" viewer (i.e. the built-in PDF viewer).

General information about the nomination procedure

  • Only members of Academia Europaea can submit a nomination. To be recognized as member of Academia Europaea, make sure that your name and email address correspond to the ones registered in the AE database (if in doubt, go to your personal AE web page).
  • Before you consider nominating a new member, please make sure that the potential nominee is not already a member of Academia Europaea (and not just your section) and has not already been nominated. To do so click on "Show nominees of all sections sorted by alphabet" on the List of nominations. This might help to save your valuable time and helps avoid confusion when multiple nominations of the same person are made.
  • For each candidate you want to nominate download the current nomination form and store it on your computer, best using the name of the candidate.
  • You and one co-nominator have to fill out all fields marked * in the nomination form. When complete, send it as attachment to an e.g. empty email to Attention: do not zip the file(s)!
  • There is no limitation of the number of nominations a nominator can make.
  • Submitting a form to the same section with exactly the same name for a candidate overwrites the previously uploaded form (i.e. later improvements are possible till the end of the nomination period).
  • An automatic notification about a successful upload of the nomination is sent to the sender, the two nominators and the chair of the relevant section who also receives a copy of the nomination as attachment. Please note: the email addresses of the nominators have to be the same as the ones registered on the AE site (have a look at your personal page and amend as necessary).
  • The nomination form does not allow any attachments. Nominators are free to send additional information on candidates to their section chair, who in turn can pass them on to the members of the section committee.
  • Nominees (candidates) can be involved in the nomination processing by being asked to fill out the personal parts of the nomination form, but they need not be informed about their nomination (to avoid disappointment when not being accepted, or to provide a positive surprise if accepted)
  • Two nominators (and only two) nominators are obligatory. One of them has to be resident in a different country from the country to the candidate.
  • Foreign members: If a candidate is nominated as foreign member, the nominators must present clear evidence of a strong and sustained collaboration and working links with European institutions and centres of scholarship. The award of honours by European institutions and periods of residence at European centres will provide additional evidence of such links. Regarding the classification as Ordinary or Foreign member the question of nationality and citizenship are irrelevant. If a candidate lives and works (principally) outside of Europe (and Israel) then they have to be considered as a Foreign candidate. Only if a candidate has a dual position and spends 6 months in Europe and six months outside, she/he can be nominated as Ordinary member.
  • The full list of nominees is made available to members of Section committees and to Class chairs. The list of nominees (names only) in a section is visible to all section members. Full dossiers are accessible only to all authorized persons, i.e. the nominators of a person for the dossier of that person; the members of the section committee for all dossiers of their section.
  • The nomination period will end at midnight (CET - Central European Time) on March 31, 2020.

Attention: no extensions of the deadline is possible!#

The President's List#

This is a specific mechanism. It is designed to enable the capture of those eminent scholars or personalities who, for whatever reason, may have been overlooked in the past, or where possible candidates do not fit the normal criteria for membership. The criteria can be found here and the form of nomination is the same as for other nominations (select "President's list" as the Section category). Nomination is made using the same form as for other candidates.

Evaluation of general candidates #

Each Section committee evaluates all candidates assigned to it and make recommendations on suitability for election. Sections have been aggregated into four Classes (Class 1 – Humanities [Sections A1, A2, A3, A4, A6 and A6] ; Class 2 – Social and related Sciences [Sections A7, A8, A9 and A10]; Class 3 – Exact Sciences [Sections B1, B2, B3, B4 and B5]; Class 4 – Life Sciences [Sections C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5], each with a Class chair.

  • Each Section Committee will assess its own candidates against a set of eligibility and professional standing criteria and score according to this scheme:
    • 1: Should be elected now;
    • 2: Strong candidate;
    • 3: Future contender;
    • 4: Not electable.
  • Each section chair will provide an assessment report for their nominations (including a ranked list of candidates) to the appropriate Class chair.
  • The Class chairs then each convene separate Class meetings, to discuss (in pleno) and moderate the individual Section candidate lists. A single, consolidated list for each Class is then agreed and submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval and subsequent election.
All members elected in 2018 will receive a formal invitation to accept membership from the President after their election and an invitation to the introduction ceremony, to be held at the opening of the 2018 annual conference.

Nominations guidelines and criteria #

Dear members of Academia Europaea,#

In these unprecedented times: The Board of trustees have decided to extend the deadline for nominations for membership to the academia Europaea until midnight on 30 April 2020. #

Many thanks to all members who have already submitted nominations before the original deadline. But, we are conscious of the extreme pressures that scholars are now operating under and we hope that this extra time will allow you to nominate suitable candidates. The intention is still to try to make sure as many newly elected members as possible can come to the annual conference on in October.

Dana Kaiser or at the Graz Data Centre is still available to answer and technical questions.

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