Learn more about several aspects of the IEEE Fellows Program by reviewing the frequently asked questions answered below.
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The 1 March deadline is not flexible. All forms (nomination, reference, and endorsement) must be received no later than 1 March.
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 notify the Contact Center.
No, the nominator may not serve as a reference.
Please use the IEEE Fellow Directory to contact those persons you wish to use as Reference supporters of your nominee. Send them an email asking if they agree to serve as a Reference for your nominee, and at the same time ask for their IEEE membership number. Click on the IEEE Fellow Name, then use the "Send message" button.
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.
IEEE Fellows Staff notifies successful nominees and their nominators via e-mail.
Nominators of unsuccessful nominees will be notified via e-mail.
IEEE Fellows Staff will use the preferred e-mail address listed on the Fellow Nomination Form for the nominator and the preferred e-mail address on file in the IEEE membership database for the nominee.
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.
Yes, you can view any of the forms and use them as reference guides/to draft your response.