IEEE UP Section – Awards

General Award Criteria:

The following criteria are reviewed when selecting a recipient:

The importance of the quality of the nomination itself, and of the supporting endorsement letters, cannot be overemphasized. The nomination and endorsements should be as specific, accurate, and complete as possible. It is imperative that the true merits of the candidate be conveyed through this information. Keep in mind that in some cases those involved in the selection process may have no personal knowledge of the candidate and will lean heavily on the documentation for the information they need to make reasonable judgments.

Candidate and nominator eligibility:

Candidate Eligibility: Any person may be nominated for an IEEE-level award, regardless of IEEE membership, with the following exceptions:

Nominator and Endorser Eligibility: Any person may nominate or endorse a candidate for an IEEE-level award, regardless of IEEE membership, with the following exceptions:
• members of the IEEE Board of Directors;
• members of the IEEE Awards Board;
• members of the IEEE Awards Council: chairs of the selection committees who sit on a Council are not eligible for an award that their Council oversees;
• Award Selection Committee members, while serving on a relevant committee;
• self-nominations;
• IEEE staff;
• the nominator may not also act as an endorser.

Special circumstances:
IEEE Corporate Innovation Award candidates may be self-nominated by staff from that organization.

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