The Fellowship Program of the Network Science Society recognizes researchers who have made outstanding and significant contributions to network science research and to the community of network scientists. Elected nominees are named Fellows of the Network Science Society.

Criteria and Eligibility. The Fellowship will be awarded each year to up to 7 members of the community on the basis of their exceptional life-long individual contributions to any area of network science research and to the community of network scientists (locally and globally). All members of the community are eligible for nomination and election to the Fellowship. Selection from the pool of nominees will be conducted by the Fellowship Committee, to be appointed by the Network Science Society board and composed of a minimum of 4 prominent researchers active in the area of network science.

Award Ceremony. New Fellows will be honored at the banquet of the NetSci International School and Conference on Network Science of the corresponding year, where each Fellow will receive a personalized diploma with a citation. Attendance to the award ceremony is encouraged but not binding for fellowship election. Participation in the ceremony will be coordinated by the Network Science Society.

Nomination and Nomination Materials. Each nomination must be submitted by one guarantor, who will provide one single nomination letter co-signed by two additional sponsors. Self-candidatures will not be considered. Guarantors and sponsors are expected to be researchers active in the area of network science who are well-acquainted with the contributions of the nominee. For consideration, the guarantor is required to submit a nomination package consisting of the following:

  • Nomination letter for the candidate signed by the guarantor and two co-sponsors, which should include a proposed citation of no more than 30 words.

  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee, including full list of publications in the area of network science.

  • List of 10 most significant research publications in the area of network science.

  • Brief description of the nominee’s involvement with the network science community (both locally and globally).

All materials must be in English and the complete nomination package should be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The files should be in PDF (preferred) or Word format. Separate recommendation letters and other items not listed above will not be considered. New nominations not selected in a given year will be automatically considered for one subsequent year.

Deadline and Decisions. The completed nomination must be received at the above e-mail address on or before March 31, 2018. Decisions will be communicated by May 15, 2018.