About IEEE Fellows

As it stands today, the IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership.



At the time an IEEE Fellow nomination is submitted, a nominee:

  • Must have significant accomplishments that have contributed to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society
  • Must hold IEEE Senior member or IEEE Life Senior member grade;
  • Must have been a member in good standing and have 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.

    Non-eligibility: The nominee cannot be a member of the IEEE Fellow Committee, members of the IEEE Board of Directors, the President, Past President, and President-Elect of an S/TC, as well as any S/TC officer to whom the S/TC Fellow Evaluating Committee reports, shall not be a Nominee for a Fellow Nomination evaluated by the S/TC, or members who are prohibited from publishing in IEEE publications.

Fellows Committee Chair

Michael C. Loui

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
United States
4 (Central U.S.)

Nomination Details

The Education Society has a Fellows Committee. However, the EdSoc's Fellows Committee does not nominate individuals for the IEEE Fellow award. The sole purpose of this committee is to receive, review, and evaluate the nomination packets it receives from the IEEE Fellows Committee.

While the Society itself does not make nominations, many Education Society Fellows are more than willing to provide references and/or make nominations for deserving individuals. The hyperlinks below provide a listing of Education Society Fellows along with their email address (if they have made it available). Many of these Fellows will be willing to support a nomination, and, many may not. Finding Fellows that will support a Fellow-candidates nomination is a great deal of hard work!

Start the process: Given the March 1st deadline and speaking from experience, it is highly recommended that this process be started in early November; given the various requirements, four months is a safe time frame assuming that a nominator works diligently.

Very important: it is critical that your Fellow nomination and your references document what the IMPACT of your work has been!

The deadline for submission of IEEE Fellow nominations, including the nomination, references, and endorsements, must be received by 7 February (11:59 p.m. ET). Please refer to the link below for forms and instructions.

IEEE Fellow Nomination Details

IEEE Education Society Fellows