Please Note: Because NAI Fellows are recognized in the highest degree from the National Academy of Inventors, they are not eligible for Senior Membership consideration
The Academy accepts Senior Member nominations year-round and reviews and elects Senior Members biannually. All nominations submitted from January 1 – June 30 will be reviewed by the Senior Member Advisory Committee (SMAC) in July and elected Senior Members will be announced in August. All nominations submitted from July 1 – December 31 will be reviewed by the SMAC in January and elected Senior Members will be announced in February. Nominees who are not elected will have their nominations automatically reconsidered for the one and a half years. Nominees who are not elected after 1 and a half years of consideration must wait one year before being reconsidered.
Required Materials for Nomination
NAI Senior Member Application (submitted online)
Nominee’s contact information
Summary of professional experience: to include affiliated institutions, titles held, and overall institutional impact
Impact Statement: describe how the nominee’s commercialization efforts have affected public welfare and the overall economic development on his/her community
Summary of evidence of mentorship: describe how the nominee has mentored the next generation of inventors
Supplemental Documents (submitted online)
Nominee’s full Curriculum Vitae
Complete list of issued U.S. patent(s)
If self-nominating: Statement of Purpose on letterhead
If not self-nominating: Nomination Letter from an NAI Affiliate on letterhead
Examples of an NAI Affiliate include: NAI Fellow, NAI Member Institution Representative, NAI Senior Member, and NAI Board Member.