Letter of Recommendation Guidelines

The letter(s) of recommendation should:
  • Supplement and confirm the lead nominator’s assessment. 
  • Convey the impact of the candidate’s scientific contribution from the perspective of the author(s) of the letter. 
  • Document the recognition of a candidate’s outstanding science (or service for the Henry W. Elliott Distinguished Service Award) by including supporting materials that are derived from sources inside and outside the candidate’s own institution.
*Letters of recommendation may be written by a single individual (particularly when they have a unique informed perspective of the candidate’s accomplishments) or by two or more co-authors providing a composite perspective of the candidate’s accomplishments to which each of the co-authors testifies by their signature on the letter. 
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