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Recognition of Scientific & Engineering Excellence Funds

IEEE celebrates and recognizes scientific and engineering excellence through the presentation of peer reviewed Medals, Technical Field Awards, and IEEE Society Awards. The following funds support the presentation of many IEEE awards.

MEDALS

IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal Fund
Sponsored by: Alcatel-Lucent

IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal is presented for exceptional contributions to the advancement of communications sciences and engineering.

IEEE Edison Medal Fund
Sponsored by: Samsung

IEEE Edison Medal recognizes a career of meritorious achievement in electrical science, electrical engineering or the electrical arts.

IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal Fund
Sponsored by: Mathworks, Inc., National Instruments Foundation, Pearson Prentice Hall, and IEEE Life Members Fund

IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal recognizes a career of outstanding contributions to education in the fields of interest to the IEEE.

IEEE Medal of Engineering Excellence Fund
Sponsored by: This award is currently without a sponsor and is not being presented

IEEE Medal of Engineering Excellence is given for exceptional achievement in application engineering in the technical disciplines of the IEEE, for the benefit of the public and the engineering profession.

IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal Fund
Sponsored by: QUALCOMM, Inc.

IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal recognizes exceptional contributions to information sciences, systems and technology.

IEEE Heinrich Hertz Medal Fund
Sponsored by: This award is currently without a sponsor and is not being presented

IEEE Heinrich Hertz Medal is presented for outstanding achievements in electromagnetic waves.

IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal
Sponsored by: Texas Instruments, Inc.

IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal recognizes outstanding achievements in signal processing.

IEEE Lamme Medal Fund
Sponsored by: This award is currently without a sponsor and is not being presented

IEEE Lamme Medal is given for meritorious achievement in the development of electrical or electronic power apparatus or systems.

IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal Quasi-Endowment Fund
Sponsored by: The Federation of Electric Power Companies, Japan and Semiconductor Research Foundation

IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal recognizes outstanding contributions to material and device science technology, including practical application.

IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal Quasi-Endowment Fund
Sponsored by: Intel Corporation/Intel Foundation

IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal is presented for exceptional contributions to the microelectronics industry.

IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications Fund
Sponsored by: Raytheon Company

IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications
Recognizes outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies.

IEEE Simon Ramo Medal
Sponsored by: Northrop Grumman

IEEE Simon Ramo Medal is given for exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science.

IEEE John von Neumann Medal Fund
Sponsored by: IBM Corporation

IEEE John von Neumann Medal is presented for outstanding achievements in computer-related science and technology.

TECHNICAL FIELD AWARDS

IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE CPMT Society

IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Award is presented for meritorious contributions to the advancement of components, electronic packaging or manufacturing technologies.

IEEE Control Systems Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Control Systems Society

IEEE Control Systems Award is given for outstanding contributions to control systems engineering, science or technology.

IEEE Electromagnetics Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Antennas and Propagation, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Geoscience and Remote Sensing Societies

IEEE Electromagnetics Award is presented for outstanding contributions to electromagnetics in theory, application or education.

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Signal Processing Society

IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award is given for outstanding contribution to the advancement of speech and/or audio signal processing.

IEEE Andrew Grove S. Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Electron Devices Society

IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award recognizes outstanding contributions to solid-state devices and technology.

Leon K. Kirchmayer Memorial Fund
Sponsored by: Leon K. Kirchmayer Memorial Fund

IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award is given for inspirational teaching of graduate students in the IEEE fields of interest.

Herman and Edna Halperin Memorial Fund
Sponsored by: Herman, Edna, Robert and Ruth Halperin

IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award is presented for outstanding contributions to electric transmission and distribution.

IEEE Masura Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award Fund
Sponsored by: Sony Corporation

IEEE Masura Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award is presented for outstanding contributions in the field of consumer electronics technology.

International Communications Award Fund
Sponsored by: This award is currently without a sponsor and is not being presented

IEEE Award in International Communications given for outstanding contributions to international communication.

IEEE Internet Award Fund
Sponsored by: Nokia Corporation

IEEE Internet Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the advancement of the Internet technology for network architecture, mobility and end-use applications.

IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award Fund
Sponsored by: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies

IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the advancement of information storage with emphasis on technical contributions in computer data storage device technology.

IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award Fund
Sponsored by: IBM Almaden Research Center

IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award is presented for outstanding contributions to information storage systems with emphasis on computer storage systems.

IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Industry Applications Society

IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award is given for outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering.

Joseph F. Keithley Memorial Fund
Sponsored by: Keithley Instruments, Inc.

IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation and Measurement is presented for outstanding contributions in electrical measurement.

IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Circuits & Systems Society

IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award is given for outstanding contributions to the fundamentals of any aspect of electronic circuits and systems that has a long-term significance or impact.

IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award Fund
Sponsored by: NEC Corporation

IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the integration of computers and communications.

IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Power Electronics Society

IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award is presented for outstanding contribution(s) to the advancement of power electronics.

IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award Fund
Sponsored by: Motorola Foundation

IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award is presented for outstanding contributions to emerging technologies recognized within recent years.

IEEE Frederik Philips Award Fund
Sponsored by: Philips Electronics NV

IEEE Frederik Philips Award is given for outstanding accomplishments in the management of research and development resulting in effective innovation in the electrical and electronics industry.

IEEE Photonics Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society

IEEE Photonics Award is presented for outstanding achievement(s) in Photonics.

IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award Fund
Sponsored By: IBM Corporation

IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award is presented for outstanding contributions in the field of information processing in relation to computer science.

IEEE Judith A. Resnick Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Control Systems and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Societies

IEEE Judith A. Resnick Award recognizes outstanding contributions to space engineering within the fields of interest of the IEEE.

IEEE Robotics and Automation Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

IEEE Robotics and Automation Award is given for outstanding contributions to robotics and automation.

IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award
Sponsored by: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award is presented for outstanding contribution(s) to the advancement of the design, practice, techniques, or theory in biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms, including but not limited to neural networks, connectionist systems, evolutionary computation, fuzzy systems, and hybrid intelligent systems in which these paradigms are contained.

IEEE David Sarnoff Award Fund
Sponsored by: Sarnoff Corporation

IEEE David Sarnoff Award is presented for exceptional contributions to electronics.

IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society

IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award is given for outstanding contributions to solid-state circuits.

IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Standards Association

IEEE Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the development of standards in electrical and electronics engineering.

IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award Fund
Sponsored by: Lucent Technologies

IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award is presented for outstanding contributions to communications technology.

IEEE Nikola Tesla Award Fund
Sponsored by: Grainger Foundation and IEEE Power & Energy Society

IEEE Nikola Tesla Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the generation and utilization of electric power.Kiyo Tomiyasu Fund
Sponsored by: Dr. Kiyo Tomiyasu
IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award is given for outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications.

IEEE SOCIETY AWARDS

IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Walter R. Fried Memorial Fund
Sponsored by: Mrs. Frances Fried, in loving memory of her husband Walter
Walter R. Fried PLANS Best Paper Award in Navigation recognizes the best paper presented at the bi-annual IEEE Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS).Warren D. White Memorial Fund
Sponsored by: Dana Star and Warren S. White, in loving memory of their father
Warren D. White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering recognizes a radar engineer for outstanding achievements due to a major technical advance, or a series of advances over time, in the art of radar engineering. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Chen-To Tai Fund
Sponsored by: Tai Family and Friends, in honor and memory of Chen-To Tai
Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award given to an individual for outstanding service to education in the field of antennas and propagation, and whose distinguished career in teaching and research represents the highest qualities of service.APS Distinguished Achievement Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society
IEEE APS Distinguished Achievement Award is given for outstanding technical achievement in the fields of Antennas and Propagation.

IEEE Broadcast Technology Society

Clyde M. Hunt Memorial Fund
Sponsored by: Friends and family of Clyde M. Hunt
Clyde M. Hunt Memorial Student Paper Award is given to recognize a student paper of exceptional interest and applicability to the field of Broadcast Engineering IEEE Circuits and Systems Society IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Fund
Sponsored by: Philips, NEC, and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
Supports the presentation of the following IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Awards:
-IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Mac Van Valkenburg Award
-Technical Achievement Award
-Meritorious Service Award
-Society Education Award
-ISCAS Student Best Paper Award

-CAS Industrial Pioneer Award
-CASS Vitold Belevitch Circuits and Systems Award
-Chapter-of-the-Year Award
-Regional Chapter-of-the Year (4)
-IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award
-IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Darlington Best Paper Award
-CSVT Transactions Best Paper Award
-Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems Prize Paper Award
-Multimedia Prize Paper Award
-Outstanding Young Author Award
-Student Travel Awards (4) IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Award Fund
Sponsored by: Armstrong Memorial Research Foundation
The Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions over a period of years in the field of interest of the IEEE Communications Society.IEEE Guglielmo Marconi Paper Prize Award in Wireless Communications Fund
Sponsored by: Qualcomm Incorporated
IEEE Guglielmo Marconi Paper Prize Award in Wireless Communications is presented annually for an original paper in the field of Wireless Communications published in the IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications in the previous calendar year.

IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society

Morton Antler Memorial Fund
Sponsored by: Mrs. Esther Antler, in loving memory of her husband
Morton Antler Annual Lecture Award is presented during the annual IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts.

IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society

DEI - T. Dakin Endowment Fund
Sponsored by: Family and friends of Thomas Dakin in his memory
Thomas W. Dakin Award is given biennially to recognize outstanding, original technical contributions, as evidenced by their sustained impact in advancing the science and technology of dielectrics and electrical insulation. IEEE Industry Application SocietyIEEE IAS Gerald Kliman Innovator Award Fund
Sponsored by: General Electric Company IEEE IAS Gerald Kliman Innovator Award recognizes meritorious contributions to the advancement of power conversion technologies through innovations and their application to industry.IEEE Electronics SocietyRudolf Chope Award Fund
Sponsored by: Rudolf Chope through the Chope Family Bypass Trust Rudolf Chope Award, once established, will bi-annually recognize distinguished research and development accomplished in quantum and industrial electronics and/or industrial electrical engineering. IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Aron Kressel Award Fund
Sponsored by: Sarnoff Corporation and NOVA Systems
Aron Kressel LEOS Award is presented to recognize individuals who have made important contributions to opto-electronic device technology.LEOS - William Streifer Fund
Sponsored by: Shirley Streifer, Donald Scifres, Xerox, and Spectra Diode Labs in memory of William Streifer
William Streifer Award for Scientific Achievement is given to recognize an exceptional scientific contribution which has had significant recent impact in the field of lasers and electro-optics. IEEE Power Engineering Society PES T Burke Hayes Fund
Sponsored by: CH2M HILLl Foundation
Student Prize Paper Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes recognizes an outstanding original student paper in the science and practice of electric power engineering.Excellence in Distribution Engineering Award Fund
Sponsored by: Asplunch Tree, AB Chance Co., Kearney, Commonwealth Edison, Philadelphia Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, S&C Electric, and Georgia Power
Award for Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering is given in recognition for engineering contributions that have enhanced the quality and economy of electric power distribution.IEEE-PES Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award Fund
Sponsored by: GE Energy
IEEE-PES Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award is given to recognize outstanding contributions in the high-voltage electric power systems-engineering field.Uno Lamm HVDC Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Power Engineering Society, Hydro-Quebec, ABB Power Systems, and General Electric
Uno Lamm HVDC Award is presented to recognize outstanding contributions in High Voltage Direct Current Technology.PES Award Endowment Fund

Provides permanent funding for several key awards in the field of Power Engineering including:
-IEEE Nikola Tesla Award
-Outstanding Young Engineer Award
-Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award
-Regional Outstanding Engineering Award
-Outstanding PES Chapter Award
-Prize Paper Award PES
IEEE PES FACTS/Custom Power Award Fund
Sponsored by: Hingorani Power Electronics, Electric Power Research Institute, Westinghouse, GEC-UK, Siemens-Germany, GE Power Systems, ABB Power Systems
IEEE PES FACTS Award is given to recognize a major contribution to the state of the art of FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission System technology and its applications and IEEE PES Custom Power Award is given to recognize a major contribution to the state-of-the-art in Custom Power technologies and their applications.Dr. Cyril G. Veinott Endowment Fund
Sponsored by: Cyril G. Veinott
Cyril G. Veinott Electromechnical Energy Conversion Award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of electromechanical energy conversion.PES Walter Fee Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Power Engineering Society
Walter Fee Young Engineer Award is given to a member of IEEE PES who is no more than 35 years of age in recognition of outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical activities. IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Pioneer in Robotics and Automation Award Fund
Sponsored by: IEEE Robotics and Automation SocietyPioneer in Robotics and Automation Award is presented annually to recognize individuals in their mid to late portions of their careers who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on development of the robotics and/or automation fields. Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production Fund
Sponsored by: Dr. Seiuemon Inaba

Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production Award is given annually to the researcher (or team of researchers) whose conceptual innovation has been evolved into a commercialized product based on the fundamental robotics and automation technology introduced by the researcher(s).

IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

Wohl Outstanding Career Award Fund
Sponsored by: Alphatech and IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award is given to an IEEE member in recognition of outstanding professional contributions to systems engineering concepts, methodology, design, education, and management. IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Stuart Meyer Memorial Award Fund
Sponsored by: Ericsson and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
Stuart Meyer Memorial Award is given to recognize those members of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society who have both served their Society and also have contributed to the development of radio technology and science in an outstanding and exemplary manner.Jack Neubauer Memorial Fund
Sponsored by: Panasonic

Jack Neubauer Memorial Award is presented to recognize the best systems paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.