As a nominator, you initiate the process of nominating a colleague or co-worker for the IEEE Fellow grade. Unfortunately, sometimes the information about the nominee, reference, or endorser is incorrect. To avoid such an error, use the checklist below before submitting.
All forms (nomination, reference, and endorsement) must be received no later than 1 March.
Submitting a nomination early gives references and endorsers more time to complete their form.
The nominee must be an IEEE Senior Member or IEEE Life Senior Member in good standing, who has been an IEEE member for five years or more preceding 1 January of the year of elevation.
All forms are checked thoroughly, and those that do not meet the requirements are not accepted. The Fellows staff will verify the actual date that the nominee joined IEEE against the years of service listed on the application.
Often, the nominee’s names are misspelled, or the first name and the surname are transposed. Pay special attention to international names with special characters and/or names that are hyphenated. This can cause problems later on in the nomination process.
Check your reference's eligibility. A reference must be an IEEE Fellow or IEEE Life Fellow in good standing, with the exception of Region 9 (refer to instructions for explanation).
In addition, verify that your references do not currently serve on boards or committees that would make them ineligible to support the nomination. The Fellows staff strongly encourages you to solicit the maximum of eight references to increase the chances of fulfilling the reference requirement.
When entering a name of an endorser, input the last name, first name, and e-mail address in the appropriate fields. If entering the name of a society, corporation, chapter, or region, input the information in the “organization name” field and leave the "first name" field blank, then enter the e-mail address for the contact issuing the endorsement.
Input only one e-mail address for a reference and/or an endorser. Entering multiple e-mail addresses causes system errors.
Do not enter anything in the “organization’s name” field.
The proposed citation should always begin with the word “for”: