The AAS accepts nominations for Fellows in the first half of each year. A nomination call is sent out to all The AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows. A notification also goes out to non-Fellows informing them of the open call. Only current AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows can submit nominations. Self nomination is not accepted but, as indicated below, interested individuals may request a Fellow or Associate Fellow of The AAS to nominate them. The call remains open for two months.
The AAS reiterates its goal to admit more women into the Fellowship. All Fellows are expected to nominate at least one woman and women Fellows are highly encouraged to nominate two women. The nomination process is as follows: