CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
members of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, those of long standing as well
as the newest, have reached levels of professional excellence in their respective
fields as scholars, scientists, educators, technologists, writers, artists, and in other
To recognize those of outstanding achievement by electing them as Fellows of the Society, SVU is opening its Fellowship program as envisaged in the SVU By-Laws.
The award of Fellowship honors the elected individuals. However, the College of Fellows is also to become yet another source of a continuing critical appraisal of the conduct of the Society's affairs, its effective governance, its adherence to professional standards, and of the maintenance of its democratic and non-partisan character.
The award of the status of a Fellow is not conceived as a recognition of only those who have reached the zenith of their creative, life-long work. Many men and women, with much fruitful work still lying ahead of them, may have already attained levels of professional achievement warranting their nomination for SVU Fellowship.
The SVU By-Laws charge the Society's Council with administering the Fellows program and, following a professional scrutiny of the proposed candidates for the status of a Fellow, with their election by a simple majority of the voting members of the Council.
NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF SVU FELLOWS
Members of the Society may be elected Fellows of the Society in recognition of their outstanding record as scholars, scientists, educators, technologists, writers, or artists, or in other appropriate creative fields. Any one or more SVU members acting as Sponsor(s) may propose a candidate for SVU Fellowship to the Fellows Nominations Committee of the SVU Council (further "the Committee") for election by the Council.
PROPOSAL OF CANDIDACY. The initial proposal should contain the name, the address, the
professional field and the current position of the candidate. Upon the receipt of the
proposal, the Committee shall provide the Sponsor(s) with guidelines for establishing the
candidate's dossier. The initial proposal, in the form of a letter addressed to the
Committee, should be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail to the Speaker of the Council:
Zdenek J. Slouka / Lucemburska 43, 130 00 Prague 3, Czech Republic / tel./fax
011-420-2-6272070 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
B. REVIEW AND NOMINATION. The completed candidate's dossier shall be evaluated by at least two experts in the candidate's field, chosen ad hoc by the Committee. Where the expert evaluations and other data so warrant, the Committee shall nominate the candidate to the SVU Council for election.
C. ELECTION OF FELLOWS. The nomination of a Fellow to the Council shall be accompanied by a synopsis of the candidate's dossier and of its evaluation. The votes of the members of the Council shall be in writing, their anonymity ensured by the standard double-envelope method. The ballots shall be mailed to the Speaker of the Council for transmission to the Committee. Only votes received within thirty days from the date of the Committee's submission of the nomination to the Council shall be counted as valid. The Fellow shall be elected by a simple majority of valid votes.
SVU HOME PAGE, HEADLINES' ARCHIVE