Learn more about several aspects of the IEEE Fellows Program by reviewing the frequently asked questions answered below.
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The 01 March deadline is not flexible.
According to IEEE Bylaw I-305.5, "The total number of Fellow recommendations in any one year must not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the IEEE voting membership on record as of 31 December of the year preceding."
Only active IEEE Fellows and IEEE Life Fellows are listed in the IEEE Fellow Directories. To change your status, please contact Member Services
No, the nominator may not serve as a reference.
Newly elevated IEEE Fellows are announced shortly after the fourth quarter IEEE Board of Directors meeting, normally scheduled in late-November/mid-December.
The nominee must meet the following three basic qualifications: have accomplishments that have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society; hold IEEE Senior Member or IEEE Life Senior Member grade at the time the nomination is submitted and have been a member in good standing in any grade for a period of five years or more preceding 1 January of the year of elevation.
Note: IEEE Society affiliation membership does not apply.
The IEEE Fellows Staff notifies successful nominees and their nominators via e-mail or first class mail.
Nominators of unsuccessful nominees will be notified via e-mail or first class mail.
Please note the importance of having the correct current street address and current e-mail address on file with the IEEE Fellow Staff.
IEEE Fellows may complete the The IEEE Fellow Pin and/or Certificate Order Form.
A reference is a required part of the nomination process as it cites specific evidence of the nominee's special qualities and impact of the nominee's contributions. An endorsement may strengthen a nomination, but is not required.