Fellows of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases will represent an eminent cadre of scientists from all types of research careers, including academia, industry, and government. Election as a CRWAD Fellow is a lifetime honor and all Fellows are expected to meet the commonly held standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity, and also to make ongoing contributions to the mission of CRWAD. Scientists recognized as CRWAD Fellows will have distinguished research careers evidenced by the outstanding impact and importance of their work, and also their ability to communicate and interpret science to stakeholders and the public. Fellows will have made significant contributions to scientific literature reflecting fundamental discoveries and/or innovative applied research in animal health and disease, population health, and translational medicine. Reflecting the tradition and spirit of CRWAD, mentoring of young research scientists in furthering their careers will be an important contribution of CRWAD Fellows. CRWAD Fellows must also have made sustained and notable contributions to CRWAD through service or participation in the CRWAD organization and annual meetings.