The IEEE Awards Board (AB) administers the awards and recognition program of IEEE. Through its awards program, IEEE advances the interests of its members by recognizing their contributions in advancing the fields of interest to IEEE to the benefit of society. By this means, the image and prestige of the organization, its members, and the profession are all enhanced. The IEEE Awards Program honors IEEE members and other professionals for their service to society.
IEEE awards recognize exceptional contributions to all IEEE fields of interest (technical and nontechnical) made by organizations and individuals regardless of nationality, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, or other personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications. The IEEE Awards Program is committed to pursuing diversity in all its operations to help realize and maintain fair nomination and selection processes without bias or discrimination.
Since 1917, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, the engineering profession, and humanity. Recipients of IEEE-level Awards are recognized as the most influential members in their chosen field. They are revered for their resolve to discover, extend, or complement technological advancements in education, industry, research, and service. Each year, new recipients join the prestigious IEEE Award honoree list through a selective nomination and approval process.
It is through the support of the volunteers and sponsors that the IEEE Awards Program continues to recognize the outstanding achievements of distinguished professionals worldwide.
This information will assist nominators and endorsers in completing a nomination form for an IEEE-level Award (IEEE Medal, Technical Field Award, or Recognition).
The Awards Board Operations Manual describes the principal activities and administrative processes of the IEEE Awards Board (AB). The AB is a standing committee of the IEEE Board of Directors (IEEE BoD) as outlined in the IEEE Policies, Section 4.