GSA Fellowship is an honor that is bestowed on the best of our profession.
GSA members are elected to Fellowship in recognition of a sustained record of distinguished contributions to the
geosciences and to the Geological Society of America.
In order to further elevate the status of GSA Fellowship, some changes have been made to the
nomination requirements. The primary changes include requiring more extensive professional experience
(at least fifteen years past terminal degree), and a history of membership and service to GSA (at least five years
of membership). These changes were initiated by the Membership and Fellowship Committee and approved by GSA Council
in May 2018.
Society Fellowship nominations may only be initiated by a GSA Fellow and are due on 1 February each
year. Please see the eligibility requirements below to ensure your nominee is eligible for Fellowship,
and follow the instructions to nominate a colleague for this honor.
If you are not certain whether your potential nominee is already a GSA Fellow, see
a list of current fellows, check the Membership
or contact GSA Headquarters at +1-800-472-1988 or
The 1 February 2021 deadline has passed. We are not currently accepting nominations, but the nomination form will reopen in fall 2021.