Candidates must be Societies or Councils whose contributions to the professional development of its members is evidenced through the provision of outstanding products, services, and support in the areas of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.
A previously awarded Society/Council is eligible to be nominated. However, nominations that include previously awarded projects should not be included without significant improvement.
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.
The nominator for this award must be an IEEE member. The nominator may be affiliated with the Society/Council. Self-nominations are accepted.
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.
An individual can only serve as a nominator or reference for one award per category.
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 for this award must be IEEE members, and may be members of IEEE Societies or Councils other than the Society or Council nominated.
Society/Council officers cannot serve as references for this award.