The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE 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 nominee shall hold Senior Member grade at the time the nomination is submitted and shall have been a member in good standing in any grade for a period of five years or more preceding 1 January of the year of elevation.
The IEEE Fellow Program is classified into four nomination categories. Consult the Online Nomination Process and the IEEE Fellow website for details about the Program.