The individual member or component of ASPET that proposes an Award must provide the following information and a written request for consideration of the proposal for action by the ASPET Council.
Name of the Award: Propose a name for the Award. The name of the Award is subject to approval by Council.
Rationale for the Award: State the rationale for why the Award should be established or the justification for honoring the individual after which a named Award is proposed.
Awards Specifics: Specify what the Award is to consist of. At a minimum, to be consistent with other major ASPET Awards, the Award should consist of an honorarium, complimentary meeting registration, hotel accommodations for the full meeting duration, and travel to the meeting. Specify the amount of the honorarium, and whether travel will include spouse. Indicate the type of recognition (e.g., plaque, medal, citation, lecture, etc.) to be covered in the cost of the Award and who will be responsible for producing that. Initial costs of plaque design and die-casting are to be including in funding for Award.
Guidelines for the nomination process: Develop guidelines for the Award that include the eligibility criteria for nominees for the Award; the schedule for the nomination and approval process (annual or bi-annual Award); information to be submitted in support of the nomination; and any restrictions on nominations.
(See current ASPET Awards descriptions for examples.)
Funding for the Award: ASPET will NOT support the funding of new ASPET Awards. ASPET will, however, absorb the costs of the Awards Reception at the Annual Meeting at which an Award will be presented.
Funding for Awards may be secured in one of two ways. The preferable way is for the donor to provide a sufficiently large endowment so that the Award can be supported from the interest on that endowment. A second way is to secure a long-term commitment for annual cost-reimbursement of the expenses associated with the Award. The proposal of a new ASPET Award must be accompanied by a viable plan for the sustained funding of the Award.
Stipulations for New Awards by ASPET Divisions: ASPET Divisions may propose the establishment of Awards that are administered by the Division including the presentation of the Division Award at its Annual Business Meeting or Mixer. The guidelines for the establishment of ASPET Division Awards will be the same as for ASPET Awards.