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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. A brief citation is issued to new Fellows describing their accomplishments and the total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth percent of the total voting Institute membership.
Extract of IEEE Bylaw 1-104-2
The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEEs designated fields of interest. The accomplishments that are being honored shall have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society. The year of election to the grade of Fellow is the year following affirmative action by the Board of Directors in conferring the grade of Fellow. The candidate shall hold Senior Member grade at the time the nomination is submitted. Normally, the candidate shall have been a member in any grade for a period of five years or more preceding January 1 of the year of election; however, the five-year membership requirement may be waived for a Fellow candidate who has been engaged in professional practice (as needed to qualify for Senior Member grade) in a geographical area where, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, it was difficult to become a member previously, as evidenced by the absence of a Section previously and the recent formation of a new Section to cover that geographical area. In such case, membership of five years or more in a recognized local electrical, electronics, or computer engineering society may substitute for the five-year IEEE membership requirement, when the nomination is submitted within four years after the formation of the new Section.
List of Canadian IEEE Fellows
Information on Nominating an IEEE Senior Member for Fellow Grade
Please visit the IEEE Fellow Program website.
Information from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
You may wish to read this two-page article on How to be an IEEE Fellow [PDF] by Dr. Bimal K. Bose, Life Fellow, IEEE.
Fellow Nomination Assistance Committee
If you need assistance nominating a Senior Member for the grade of Fellow, you can get help from one of the three volunteers listed below. These are all IEEE Life Fellows who have considerable experience with the Fellow nomination process.