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Through its awards program, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recognizes contributions that advance the fields of interest to the IEEE. For nearly a century, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the engineering profession. The IEEE Medals and IEEE Technical Field Awards are institution-level awards. They are considered more prestigious than IEEE Society level awards and are administered by IEEE Awards Board. Each year, the IEEE Board of Directors[1] approved the winners of these prestigious medals and awards at their annual board meeting. An IEEE Honors Ceremony[2] is organized and held in New York each year to present the medals and awards to the recipients.

Funds for the awards program, other than those provided by corporate sponsors for some awards, are administered by the IEEE Foundation.

IEEE MedalsEdit

IEEE Technical field awardsEdit

Other IEEE recognitionsEdit

Paper prizesEdit


  • IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering was established by the IEEE in 2000. The fellowship is awarded annually to a first year, full-time graduate student obtaining their masters for work in the area of electrical engineering, at an engineering school/program of recognized standing worldwide.[3]
  • IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship was established by the IRE in 1939 to commemorate Charles Legeyt Fortescue's contributions to electrical engineering. The scholarship is awarded for one year of full-time graduate work obtaining their masters in electrical engineering an ANE engineering school of recognized standing in the United States.[4]

Student activitiesEdit

IEEE offers many student awards, competitions and other opportunities to become actively involved.


  1. ^ "IEEE Board of Directors".
  2. ^ "IEEE Honor Ceremonies".
  3. ^ IEEE Life Member Graduate Study Fellowship. Retrieved on 2010-01-23.
  4. ^ Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship. Retrieved on 2010-01-23.