NAI Fellows Nominations are Now Open

2019 Fellows Nominations Open

2019 NAI Fellowship Nominations Are Open!

We invite you to nominate your inventive peers and colleagues. Nominees must be a named inventor on patent(s) issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and must be affiliated with a university, non-profit research institute or other academic entity. 

Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

Click here for more information on the NAI Fellows Program. 
Contact Jayde Stewart, NAI Director, at with any questions.

Access the NAI Fellows Nomination Portal
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Nominees should have made outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation. 
  • Nominees must be a named inventor on patent(s) issued by the United States Patents and Trademark Office. (The median patent count among curent NAI Fellows is 20).
  • Nominees should have reached professional maturity and be recognized as pioneers in their field. 
  • Nominees must be affiliated with an academic organization, e.g., university, college, non-profit research institute, or governmental agency.
  • Nominees do not have to be current members of, nor affiliated with a Member Institution of the National Academy of Inventors (although recommended).
  • All U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are qualified for nomination. 
  • Deceased nominees are not eligible. 
  • Self-nomination, team submissions and nominations submitted by relatives are not eligible. 
  • Nominations do not have to be submitted by an individual affiliated with an NAI Member Institution (although recommended).

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