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Award nominations and scholarship applications are accepted until Monday, 4 May 2020.

The EAB Awards Nomination forms are available:

Should you have any questions, please contact

The nominator or scholarship applicant is responsible for ensuring that all materials are submitted in time to meet the deadline. This includes both the nomination or scholarship application form and all the reference forms required.

Nominator requirements

Current members of the IEEE EAB, IEEE-HKN-BOG, or members of the IEEE professional staff, may not be nominators, recipients, or endorsers of EAB or IEEE-HKN Awards, unless otherwise specified. Current members of the IEEE EAB Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC), IEEE Life Members Committee (LMC), trustees and officers of the Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Fund or the IEEE-HKN Awards & Recognition Committee may not be nominators, recipients, or endorsers of awards associated with their respective committees, unless otherwise specified.

As specified in IEEE Policy 4.4.H, Eligibility and Process Limitations, individuals serving on any board or committee involved at any stage of the recipient selection or approval process for an award shall be ineligible to receive, or act as a nominator or reference for that award. This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units.

Self-nominations will not be accepted, unless otherwise noted.


Self-nominations are not accepted for any EAB Award. However, for the scholarships listed above, self-nominations/applications are acceptable. An individual can only serve as a nominator or reference for one award per category. For most EAB Awards, the nominator does not need to be an IEEE member.

Multiple Award Recipients

Multiple Award Recipients are defined as a group of three or fewer people (not a team) working on the same contribution, each individual having separate but valuable contributions.

Multiple recipients may have the same citation, or different citations depending on their contributions. Unless otherwise specified, all EAB Awards may be awarded to an individual, multiple recipients, or a team. In the event of multiple recipients, travel will be provided for all to attend the EAB Award Presentation Ceremony in the year in which the award is given.

Recipients will receive awards and honorariums, where applicable, as specified for each  award.

Team awards

In the event of an award going to a team, when recipients are required to be IEEE members, i.e., Accreditation, Continuing Education, Educational Innovation, All members of the team are required to be IEEE members. Travel will be provided for one recipient only. Honorarium is to be split equally among the team members. Only one honorarium for any one award will be given.

Please see the individual award pages for any exceptions.


The nominator is responsible for providing a minimum of three and a maximum of five people to serve as references for an award. At least two references need to be IEEE members. This applies to most awards, except where noted on the individual awards pages.

Additional information on references can be found on the FAQ page.

2020 EAB Awards

Check out this year's award recipients and the 2020 IEEE EAB Virtual Awards Experience videos honoring the awardees. Awardee videos will also be shared on various social media channels during the IEEE Meeting Series (18-20 Nov).