Responsibilities of the Nominator

Nomination Requirements: MACP nominations require 1 letter of nomination and 3 letters of support in addition to a CV and brief biographical sketch. Award nominations require 1 letter of nomination and 2 letters of support in addition to a CV and brief biographical sketch.

It is the Nominator's responsibility to draft a letter of nomination and enlist two to three other people to write letters in support of a nominee. All letters should be unique to the writer. In recruiting other supporters for a nominee, it is important to ask individuals who are genuinely enthusiastic and who honestly believe that the nominee is worthy of the award or Mastership. If the nominee has strong teaching qualifications (for MACP or for an award relating to teaching), it is appropriate and, in some cases, required to have one or more letters from the nominee's current or former students/trainees.

The Nominator should collect these letters and also obtain the nominee’s curriculum vitae with full bibliography. Ancillary materials, such as copies of books authored, magazine articles, etc., will not be accepted. Once all materials have been collected, the Nominator should complete the Nomination Submission Form. Note: The nominator will need to use their ACP login. The nominator will need the following information available when filling out the form:

  • Nominator’s full name
  • Full name of nominee
  • Nominee’s current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of nomination
  • MACP: three supporting letters (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format only)
  • National Awards: two supporting letters (.doc, docx, or .pdf format only)
  • 250-word biographical sketch of the nominee

Prospective Nominators are encouraged to work with, or inform, the nominee’s local ACP Governor, if applicable. To reach your local ACP Governors, visit the chapters webpage. Please note that many chapters have awards committees that coordinate nominations for that chapter. All questions may be directed to the Awards and Mastership Committees Staff Liaison at awards@acponline.org; 800-523-1546, ext. 2714; 215-351-2714.