Fellow Nomination Reference Forms
If you have been asked to complete a Fellow Reference Form for a nominee, you may use this online reference form or download and mail the form below.
Optical Society of America
Executive Office / Awards
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-1023 USA
This form must be received at OSA by June 15.
PDF Fellow Nomination Reference
Fellow Nomination Reference Form ( PDF, 13KB)
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Each fellow nomination will be evaluated with emphasis on three specific areas (below). Nominators and references are advised to highlight the nominee's contributions in the area of Professional Achievement and Service.
- Professional Achievement (Publications, Patents, Inventions, etc.)
- Service to OSA and/or Global Optics & Photonics Community, or Impact on the Community
- Strength of the three to five reference Letters
Directions for submitting your nomination reference
Enter the Nominee's and Nominator's names in the fields below and click the Next button.
You must then complete the online submission form that includes contact information for the referee, privileged information and ratings.
Navigating the Submission Screens
On each of the screens, enter the appropriate information into each field and click the Next button to proceed to the next screen. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Clicking the Next button will save your entries as you move from screen to screen.
You may click the Previous button to return to the preceding screen to view or update the information already entered. Once you click the Next button, your changes will be saved.
There is no specific time limit in which you need to complete the submission process. As long as you do not close the submission form in the browser, the information on the saved screens will be available and you can return later and complete the unfinished portion of the submission and submit. If you close the submission form, the information will not be saved.
After completing the Submission Form and uploading your file, the system will generate an email to you with a summary of the submission form information. The email will be sent to the email address you provided on the Referee Information screen. Additionally, the last screen provides a read-only summary of the submission form.