Individuals are elected as Fellows of the National Institute of Ecology for their significant contributions to any field of ecology or environment, in accordance with the regulations laid down for the purpose.
Individuals with at least 10 years of professional standing after their Ph.D. degree in a relevant area of ecology or environmental science and evidence of significant research contributions in form of publications, are eligible for election as Fellows.
They must be a Life Member of the NIE at the time of nomination for election.
Nominations are made by two or more existing Fellows on the prescribed forms.
Each nomination is accompanied by a copy of the biodata, a complete list of publications and a set of reprints of recent and more important publications of the nominee.
Self-nomination or canvassing in any form disqualifies the candidate for future election as well.