2024 - Distinguished Fellow

The "Distinguished Fellow of the Botanical Society of America" is the highest honor our Society can bestow. Each year, the Distinguished Fellow Committee solicits nominations, evaluates candidates, and selects those to receive an award. Awardees are chosen based on their outstanding contributions to the mission of our scientific Society. Click here for more information and to see past winners.


Requirements for Nomination. Nominations will be submitted by BSA members through the BSA online awards portal and should include: (1) a formal letter of nomination including a clear statement of (a) the notable accomplishments of the candidate; (b) disciplines or areas that have been significantly influenced by the contributions of the candidate; (c) at least three letters of support and evaluation including complete contact information for each letter writer (email, postal address, phone) supporting and evaluating the candidate’s nomination; (2) the curriculum vita of the candidate being considered, and 3) the Professional Conduct Disclosure Form from the nominator and any other letter writers  All items should be combined into one PDF file that will be submitted with the nomination form. Please feel free to contact the Executive Director with any questions about the nomination and application process.

All nominated awardees must adhere to the BSA Guidelines for Professional Ethics and the Ethical Guidelines for Nominated Awards

Login above and then click the blue button below to start the nomination process.


Application open date
Feb 29, 2024, 00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Application close date
Apr 1, 2024, 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles


Evaluation open date
Apr 2, 2024, 00:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Evaluation close date
Apr 20, 2024, 23:59 PM America/Los_Angeles

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