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Feller Award

We award the Robert L. Feller Lifetime Achievement Award for exceptional contributions to the conservation profession over the course of one’s career.

Deadline: December 15

Criteria

  • Distinguished service to the field of conservation over the course of one’s professional career
  • Exceptional contributions with significant impact to the functioning or advancement of the conservation profession
  • Outstanding and sustained dedication to the field in a manner consistent with the highest standards of the profession
  • Distinction as an eminent authority in some aspect of conservation practice, scholarship, research, education, or management of nationally recognized initiatives.
  • Candidates must be an Professional Associate or Fellow member.

Guidelines

  • Nominations should describe conservation and preservation activities that demonstrate the candidate's lifetime of contributions to the advancement of the conservation profession.
  • Nominations should include visual documentation (photos, slides, etc.).
  • Nominations should show how the candidate has broadened its community’s understanding of the goals of conservation can strengthen an application.
  • Nominations may come from candidates themselves, but we encourage additional letters of support.
  • Nominators should know that we may sometimes award more then one person in the same year when merited. 

Recipients

* Deceased

Dr. Robert L. Feller (1919-2018)

Named in honor of one of conservation’s most influential scientists, Dr. Robert Feller, founder and Emeritus Director of the Research Center on the Materials of the Artist and Conservator at Carnegie Mellon University, and Honorary Member of the American Institute for Conservation, we established this award in 20111 to recognize exceptional contributions to the conservation profession over the course of one’s career. We first presented the award at our 39th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia to Dr. Robert Feller in honor of his extraordinary contributions to the field of conservation.

Obituary | Remarks by Dr. Paul Whitmore