IEEE Medal of Honour 2021

Sponsor

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation 

Program

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Medal of Honour

Description

The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

Eligibility

The following criteria are reviewed when selecting a recipient:

  • Leadership in field
  • Breadth of work
  • Achievement in other fields
  • Inventive value (patents)
  • Individual vs. group contribution
  • Publications (articles, etc.)
  • Originality of contribution
  • Quality of nomination
  • IEEE Society activities and honors
  • Quality of endorsements

The importance of the quality of the nomination itself, and of the supporting endorsement letters, cannot be overemphasized.

Any person may be nominated 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
  • Medal of Honor recipients cannot receive another IEEE Medal
  • Medal recipients cannot receive another medal or Technical Field Award for the same work
  • Technical Field Award recipients cannot receive another Technical Field Award for the same work, but may be elevated to a medal in a future year
  • An IEEE-level award recipient is ineligible to receive two IEEE-level awards in the same year
  • Award Selection Committee members cannot be considered while serving on a relevant board or committee
  • Deceased persons (exception: an award may be presented posthumously if recipient’s death occurs after the IEEE Board of Directors approves the nomination)
  • Self-nominations
  • IEEE staff

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

Prize

The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium. In a given year, if the Medal of Honor Recipient is not an IEEE member, that recipient will be automatically recommended to the IEEE Board of Directors for IEEE Honorary Membership.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

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External Deadline

Please submit the nomination directly to IEEE Medal of Honour Award website. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online, using the application form provided on the IEEE Medal of Honour Award website. Application criteria may be found on the nomination guidelines web-page. Please submit a completed application to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline. 

For More Information

For more information, contact stratprg@uoguelph.ca or see the IEEE Medal of Honour Award website for more details. 

Alert Classifications
Category:
Honours and Awards

Disciplines:
Information and Communications Technology
Physical Sciences and Engineering