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 will now accept Senior Member nominations from NAI Member institutions, annually starting the fall of 2021. Nominations will be accepted again, October 1 – December 17, 2021. Once the nomination period closes, they will be reviewed by the Senior Member Advisory Committee (SMAC) in January and elected Senior Members will be announced in February 2022. Nominees who are not elected will have their nominations automatically reconsidered for the next 2 years automatically however, nominators will have the opportunity to edit the nomination during the next open nomination period. Nominees who are not elected after 3 years of consideration must wait two years before resubmitting a new nomination.
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)
Nomination Letter of support from your NAI institution on letterhead.
Examples include a support letter from a NAI Fellow or Senior Member, Member Institution Representative, or NAI Board Member.