What is a Fellow?
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 IEEE’s designated fields of interest.
Nominator — Any person, including non-members, are eligible to serve as a nominator with the following exceptions: members of the IEEE Board of Directors, members of the IEEE Fellow Committee, IEEE Technical Society/Council Fellow Evaluating Committee Chairs, members of IEEE Technical Society/Council Evaluating Committee reviewing the nomination, or IEEE Staff. Self-nomination is not permitted.
Candidate — The person must be an IEEE Senior Member at the time the nomination is submitted; his/her IEEE Membership dues must be current, and he/she must have completed five years of IEEE Membership. Note: IEEE affiliate membership, does not apply. The candidate cannot be a member of the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE Fellow Committee, IEEE Technical Society/Council Fellow Evaluating Committee Chair, or a member of IEEE Technical Society/Council Evaluating Committees reviewing the nomination.