Senior Member is the highest grade for which IEEE/GRSS members can apply. IEEE/GRSS members can self-nominate, or be nominated, for Senior Member grade. Prospective members who would like to apply directly for Senior Member grade must first join IEEE and then submit a Senior Member application. An IEEE member number is required on the Senior Member application. There is no additional fee to apply for Senior Member grade.
The criteria for elevation to Senior Member grade are:
- A candidate shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive or originator in IEEE-designated fields
- Candidates shall have been in professional practice for at least 10 years
- Candidates shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least 5 of those years
In addition, candidates for Senior Member grade must supply 3 references from current IEEE members holding the grade of Fellow, Senior Member, or Honorary Member.
Senior Members receive a plaque, a $25 certificate toward one new Society membership, eligibility for Fellow Grade nomination, and other benefits. Get your IEEE & GRSS Society student membership, then submit a Senior Member application.
Affiliate Membership is available to those professionals who seek to affiliate themselves with GRSS but do not seek IEEE membership. Affiliates of GRSS enjoy full benefits of the Society, including monthly, online access to TGRS, quarterly e-Newsletter and reduced conference fees. To apply, select an Affiliate membership on your application.