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On this page you will find information that will assist nominators and endorsers in completing a nomination form for an IEEE-level award (IEEE Medal, Technical Field Award, or Recognition).

Below are general criteria and requirements for IEEE-level award nomination submissions. Specific criteria for each award can be found on the individual award web pages.

 

General award criteria

The following criteria are reviewed when selecting a recipient:
• Leadership in field
• Breadth of work
• Achievement in other fields
• Inventive value (patents)
• Individual vs. group contribution
• Publications (articles, etc.)
• Originality of contribution
• Quality of nomination
• IEEE Society activities and honors
• Quality of endorsements
 
The importance of the quality of the nomination itself, and of the supporting endorsement letters, cannot be overemphasized. The nomination and endorsements should be as specific, accurate, and complete as possible. It is imperative that the true merits of the candidate be conveyed through this information. Keep in mind that, in some cases, those involved in the selection process may have no personal knowledge of the candidate, and will lean heavily on the documentation for the information they need to make reasonable judgments.

 
 

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Candidate and nominator eligibility

Candidate Eligibility: Any person may be nominated for an IEEE-level award, regardless of IEEE membership, with the following exceptions:
• Members of the IEEE Board of Directors
• Members of the IEEE Awards Board
• Members of the IEEE Awards Council – Chairs of the selection committees who sit on a Council are not eligible for an award that their Council oversees
Medal of Honor recipients (PDF, 81 KB) cannot receive another IEEE Medal
• Medal recipients cannot receive another medal or Technical Field Award for the same work
• Technical Field Award recipients cannot receive another Technical Field Award for the same work, but may be elevated to a medal in a future year
• An IEEE-level award recipient is ineligible to receive two IEEE-level awards in the same year
• Award Selection Committee members cannot be considered while serving on a relevant board or committee
• Deceased persons (exception: an award may be presented posthumously if recipient's death occurs after the IEEE Board of Directors approves the nomination)
• Self-nominations
• IEEE staff

Nominator and Endorser Eligibility: Any person may nominate or endorse a candidate for an IEEE-level award, regardless of IEEE membership, with the following exceptions:
• Members of the IEEE Board of Directors
• Members of the IEEE Awards Board
• Members of the IEEE Awards Council: chairs of the selection committees who sit on a Council are not eligible for an award that their Council oversees
• Award Selection Committee members, while serving on a relevant committee
• Self-nominations
• IEEE staff
• The nominator may not also act as an endorser

Special circumstances:
IEEE Corporate Innovation Award candidates may be self-nominated by staff from that organization.

 
 

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Submission process for IEEE-level award nominations

 
 

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Download a nomination form

View the individual award web page for specific criteria and the nomination form related to that award.

  • Corporate Recognitions
  • Service Recognitions
  • Staff Award
 
 

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