A complete application consists of the following:
1. The Subcommittee encourages applicants to submit as much of their application material electronically as possible. This not only saves applicants the postage costs of sending a hard copy but it is more reliable and eco-friendly as well. The PDF of the application form can be downloaded, filled out, in English, and emailed back to the address on the form.
2. Include a detailed (approximately ten- to 15-page double-spaced) description of your proposed research, in English, discussing subject, scope, methodology, and the contribution that this work will make to the field of electrical history.
3. Include letters of recommendation from three (3) references, in English. These should be addressed to the chair of the Fellowship Committee. The letters may be sent as scans attached to emails or mailed in paper form in envelopes sealed by the writer. Be sure to allow your references sufficient time to meet the deadline. Letters of recommendation for the IEEE Life Members' Fellowship should give the selection committee an evaluation of the candidate's ability to conduct graduate- or post-doctoral-level historical research, and of his or her originality, creativity, character, diligence, social responsibility, and ability to lead or communicate. For professors, please indicate approximately how many students you have had in the field and at what percentage you would rank the applicant among those you have taught or advised. The letter will be considered confidential.
Letters of recommendation may be emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, or a paper copy may be mailed directly to:
Chair, IEEE Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing Technology
IEEE History Center
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
In order to be considered, this letter must be received by 1 February. The letters may be sent directly to the Center by the recommenders or collected and submitted by the applicant with the application.
4. Include a transcript of your university record. If you have attended more than one college or university, be sure to provide transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate course work. Because of the COVID pandemic, please submit transcripts electronically to email@example.com.
Please keep file sizes below 4 megabytes for e-mailing. Microsoft Word files are preferred for the application, research proposal, and letters of recommendation. JPEGs are preferred for transcripts and may also be used for letters of recommendation (if preferred to prevent tampering). PDFs are accepted provided they do not exceed the size limit stated above. TIFFs are not acceptable.
If you have any questions regarding application procedures, contact the IEEE History Center, +1 732 562 5450, or firstname.lastname@example.org.