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This page contains frequently asked questions about the EAB Awards process. It would be helpful to review these answer before starting a nomination package.


What information is required to complete an EAB award nomination form?

Nominators need to provide:

  • Candidate's name and contact information
  • Education and professional history (upload a resume or CV)
  • Proposed citation
  • Major contributions and their impact
  • Evidence of accomplishments
  • IEEE activities: awards, offices held, committee memberships
  • Other professional activities

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Are self-nominations allowed?

Self-nominations are not allowed for EAB Awards. However, students applying for the Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering or the Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship complete their own applications.


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What are the reference letter requirements?

A nominator is required to provide a minimum of three and a maximum of five individuals to submit reference letters for a nomination. For most of the EAB awards, at least two of the individuals providing a reference letter must be IEEE members.

An individual cannot serve as a nominator or reference for more than one award nomination per award category.

All reference letters must be submitted in the EAB Awards portal.

The reference form should not be a repeat of information found on the nomination form. Such appropriation of another's words puts in question the reference's judgment of the candidate’s accomplishments, and, to that extent, reduces its contribution to the candidate's ranking.

Comments about the relative contributions of any work attributed to more than just the nominee (i.e., if you are a co-author of a listed activity) are extremely valuable.

Reference letters should cite specific evidence of the uniqueness and impact of the contributions of the candidate.

Current members of the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB), members of the EAB Awards and Recognition Committee (ARC), or IEEE staff may not serve as references for any IEEE EAB Award.


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Which EAB awards offer honorariums?

The following EAB awards offer honorariums of US$1,000: 

  • Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities
  • Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education
  • Major Education Innovation Award
  • Meritorious Achievement Award in Pre-University Education
  • Meritorious Achievement Award in Outreach and Informal Education

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Are there any tips for writing a successful nomination?

Read Awards - Preparing a Successful Nomination (DOC, 31 KB), by Alfred U. MacRae, member 2009 EAB Awards and Recognition Committee, to learn how to prepare the best possible nomination.


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