The 1 March deadline is not flexible. All forms (nomination, reference, and endorsement) must be received no later than 1 March.
According to IEEE Bylaw I-305.5, "The total number of Fellow recommendations in any one year must not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the IEEE voting membership on record as of 31 December of the year preceding."
As a nominator it is essential that you read the How to Write an Effective Nomination document (PDF, 190 KB) carefully so that the nomination is not put at risk.
No, the nominator may not serve as a reference.
Please use the IEEE Fellow Directory to contact those persons you wish to use as Reference supporters of your nominee. Send them an email asking if they agree to serve as a Reference for your nominee, and at the same time ask for their IEEE membership number. Click on the IEEE Fellow Name, then use the "Send message" button.
Newly elevated IEEE Fellows are announced shortly after the fourth quarter IEEE Board of Directors meeting, normally scheduled in late-November/mid-December.
The nominee must meet the following three basic qualifications: have accomplishments that have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society; hold IEEE Senior member or IEEE Life Senior member grade at the time the nomination is submitted; and have been a member in good standing and has completed a minimum of five full years (consecutive or not) of IEEE membership in any grade preceding 1 January of the year of elevation.
Note: IEEE Society affiliation membership does not apply.
To access the Fellow Nomination System, an IEEE Primary Web Account must be used. If you need assistance, contact the IEEE Support Center. You can reach the Global Offices directly online at www.ieee.org/contactcenter or by telephone at +1 732 981 0060 worldwide, or +1 800 678 4222 US and Canada.
The Fellow Nomination Process is started with a nominator. He/she will need to log in with an IEEE Primary Web Account.
The nominator will be permitted to check the status and/or resend reminders to those references and endorsements who have not responded, up to the deadline of 1 March.
IEEE Fellows Staff notifies successful nominees and their nominators via e-mail.
Nominators of unsuccessful nominees will be notified via e-mail.
IEEE Fellows Staff will use the preferred e-mail address listed on the Fellow Nomination Form for the nominator and the preferred e-mail address on file in the IEEE membership database for the nominee.
Once a nomination is submitted, the references and endorsements listed on the form will automatically be notified.
A reference is a required part of the nomination process as it cites specific evidence of the nominee's special qualities and impact of the nominee's contributions. An endorsement may strengthen a nomination but is not required.
No, self-nomination is NOT permitted.
The nomination form can be printed up to the deadline of 1 March.
Yes. Use the print option in your browser.
Modifications will be permitted up to the deadline of 1 March. This will include updating core text and email addresses of supporters of the nomination. Adding and deleting a reference and endorsement name, or removing a nomination, will also be permitted.
All forms (nomination, reference, and endorsement) must be received by 1 March (11:59 p.m. ET). NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
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