NAP Distinguished Fellows may be awarded further distinction by review and recommendation by the Academy of their profession. There are currently two types of distinction that can be awarded to NAP Distinguished Fellows for extraordinary service to his or her profession and/or to NAP.
Carlton Horbelt Senior Fellowship
NAP Distinguished Fellows may apply for Senior Fellowship and shall submit information for review and recommendation by their Academy, and be awarded distinction by vote of the NAP Council.
Applicants for Senior Fellowship pay an application fee, and upon approval by Council, pay an annual membership dues premium. Upon payment of Senior Fellowship dues, their membership category is changed to:
- Distinguished Practioner and Senior Fellow, SFNAP
- Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow, SFNAP
- Distinguished Public Policy Senior Fellow, SFNAP
NAP Distinguished Fellows may be nominated for Emeritus Fellowship by their NAP peers. To be eligible for nomination, an NAP Distinguished Fellow is
Retired from full practice in their profession;
Are disabled or reach or exceed the age of seventy (70);
Who have paid membership dues for at least the previous five (5) years; and
Who have participated in NAP leadership
The nominator must submit a letter of reference for review and recommendation by the Academy of the nominee’s profession. Upon approval by Council and payment of reduced membership dues, the nominee becomes:
- Distinguished Practioner and Fellow-Emeritus, FNAP
- Distinguished Scholar and Fellow-Emeritus, FNAP
- Distinguished Public Policy Fellow-Emeritus, FNAP
Please note that NAP Distinguished Fellows awarded Emeritus status prior to 2013 continue to be Emeritus Fellows, and are not required to pay membership dues. We thank these members who continue to make voluntary donations to NAP!