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The IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) established the Ph.D. Student Fellowship Program to promote, recognize, and support graduate level study and research within EDS.

At least one fellowship will be awarded to students in each of the following geographical regions every year: Americas, Europe/Mid-East/Africa, Asia-Pacific.


EDS field of interest

The field of interest for EDS is all aspects of the physics, engineering, theory and phenomena of electron and ion devices such as elemental and compound semiconductor devices, organic and other emerging materials based devices, quantum effect devices, optical devices, displays and imaging devices, photovoltaics, solid-state sensors and actuators, solid-state power devices, high frequency devices, micromechanics, tubes and other vacuum devices.


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US$5,000 to the student, and if necessary, funds are also available to assist in covering travel and accommodation cost to attend the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) for presentation of an award plaque.


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Candidate must: be an IEEE EDS student member at the time of nomination; be pursuing a doctorate degree within the EDS field of interest on a full-time basis; and continue his/her studies at the current institution with the same faculty advisor for twelve months after receipt of award. Nominator must be an IEEE EDS member. Previous award winners are ineligible.


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Basis for judging

Demonstration of his/her significant ability to perform independent research in the fields of electron devices and a proven history of academic excellence.


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Nomination requirements:

  • Nominating letter by an EDS member
  • Two-page (maximum) statement by the student describing his or her education and research interests and accomplishments
  • One-page biographical sketch of the student (including student's mailing address and email address)
  • One copy of the student's under-graduate and graduate transcripts/grades. Please provide an explanation of the grading system if different from the A-F format.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the student's research and educational credentials (cannot be from nominator)


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  • Complete nomination packages are due at the EDS Executive Office no later than 15 May
  • Recipients will be notified by 15 July
  • Monetary awards will be given by 15 August
  • Formal presentation of the awards will take place at the IEDM in December


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Submission instructions

Nomination packages can be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail. Please send completed packages to:


Mail: IEEE EDS Executive Office
Ph.D. Student Fellowship Program
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

Fax: +1 732 235 1626

Questions? Please e-mail


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