The award is given to IEEE Graduate Student members, members, Senior members, and Fellows who are past members of the EAB, or current or past members of EAB committees. Current voting members of the EAB Awards and Recognition Committee are not eligible.
The award consists of a plaque. Travel expenses up to US$2,000 to attend the EAB Awards Ceremony are covered.
The nominator is responsible for providing a minimum of three, and a maximum of five, people to serve as references. At least two references must be IEEE members.