Academy of Social Sciences: Call for SPA nominations for new Fellows.

Dear UK Social Policy Association members

Academy of Social Sciences: Call for SPA nominations for new Fellows. Deadline for names to SPA: Friday 12th May 17.00.


The SPA is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS). In recent years we have successfully nominated a number of SPA members to become Academicians. This is a mark of distinction and denotes an outstanding contribution to the study and/or practice of social policy. The SPA can make up to 10 nominations per year.


We have been invited to submit nominations for the next round of selection for new Fellows.


At this stage, all we need is:


·      contact details for nominee

·      short CV of nominee (no more than 2 pages)

·      brief outline of case (academic excellence and contribution to social science)

·      your name(s) and contact details.


The key criteria are: ‘a leading figure in their field and have already left a clear mark on it’ and ‘has furthered social science’


Please note that self-nominations are not possible at any stage in the process, to either the SPA or AcSS.


All proposed SPA nominees will be considered by the SPA Executive. For those supported, a full application (in AcSS format) will then be finalised in discussion with the supporter(s). Please don’t hesitate to contact Rachael if you have any questions.


Deadline for names to SPA: Friday 12th May 17.00. Please send to SPA Hon. Secretary, Rachael Dobson (

Best wishes,