Nominators need to provide:
A nominator is required to provide a minimum of three and a maximum of five individuals willing to submit reference letters for a nomination. For most of the EAB awards, at least two of the individuals providing a reference letter must be IEEE members, but please review the specific requirements for each individual award. Some awards have varying requirements.
An individual cannot serve as a nominator or reference for more than one nomination per award category.
All reference letters must be submitted via the EAB Awards portal.
The reference form should not be a repeat of information found on the nomination form. Such appropriation of another's words puts in question the reference's judgment of the candidate’s accomplishments, and, to that extent, reduces its contribution to the candidate's ranking.
Comments about the relative contributions of any work attributed to more than just the nominee (i.e., if you are a co-author of a listed activity) are extremely valuable.
Reference letters should cite specific evidence of the uniqueness and impact of the contributions of the candidate.
Current members of the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB), members of the EAB Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC), or IEEE staff may not serve as references for any IEEE EAB Award nominations.
The following EAB awards offer honorariums of US$1,000:
Read Awards - Preparing a Successful Nomination (DOC, 31 KB), by Alfred U. MacRae, member 2009 EAB Awards and Recognition Committee, to learn how to prepare the best possible nomination.
You can also view the IEEE Awards: The Art of Writing a Successful Nomination webinar for additional information about preparing a quality nomination.