The selection committee is currently constitued by:
- Steven J. Dick, historian of science, astronomer, and expert on astrobiology and SETI. Affiliations: Chief Historian, NASA, 2003-2009. Member, Internat’l Academy of Astronautics. (Washington DC USA)
- Robert A. Freitas Jr., lawyer, scholar in SETI, SETA, molecular nanotechnology, and nanomedicine.
- John M. Smart, Associate Professor, University of Advancing Technology, USA; President, Acceleration Studies Foundation
- Clément Vidal, post-doc researcher, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels)
Note that a more specific selection committee might be set up to assess a more specific paper.