The award is given to IEEE Graduate Student members, members, Senior members, and Fellows, who have made contributions that have enhanced the accreditation process, and are currently, or have recently been, active in accreditation activities.
The award consists of a plaque and US$1,000. Travel expenses up to US$2,000 to attend the EAB Awards Ceremony are also covered.
The nominator is responsible for providing a minimum of three, and a maximum of five, people to serve as references for this award. At least two references must be IEEE members.