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The IEEE Donald G. Fink Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1979.

The award is named in honor of Donald G. Fink, distinguished editor and author, who was a Past President of the IRE and the first General Manager and Executive Director of the IEEE.

This prize paper is awarded on recommendation of the Prize Papers/Scholarship Awards Committee and the Awards Board.

Sponsor: IEEE Life Members Fund

Scope: For the most outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper published in the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or in the Proceedings of the IEEE between 1 January and 31 December of the preceding year

Prize: Certificate and a cash honorarium

Presentation: At an IEEE-sponsored technical conference or symposium


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Award nomination forms

Nominations are not being accepted at this time.


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Award recipients


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IEEE Prize Papers/Scholarship Awards Committee members

  • Daniel J. Costello, Chair
  • Alexander J. Grant
  • Gerald T. Heydt
  • Rolf Johannesson
  • Thomas L. Marzetta
  • Urbashi Mitra
  • Carlos Silva-Cardenas
  • Chi K. (Michael) Tse


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Awards Nomination Deadlines

2016 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2016 Medal of Honor recipient David Forney in video screenshot