IEEE Life Members’ Fellowship in Electrical History

The IEEE Life Members’ Fellowship in Electrical History has the aim to finaicaly support younger generations who are tring to reach their higher education golas.

The scholarship can be used for one year of full-time graduate work in the history of electrical science and technology at a college or university of recognized standing, or up to one year of post-doctoral research for a scholar in this field who has received their Ph.D. within the past three years.

Full Description

The checks with the award are normally mailed to the Fellow quarterly in July, October, January, and April.

The selection of the winners will be based on the candidate’s potential for pursuing research in and contributing to the history of IEEE’s designated fields.

The deadline prior to which you are supposed to submit an application is 1 February.

Applicants will be notified by 1 June.

Who's eligible?

Now, that you know all this you are probably wondering whether you are eligible to apply.

The award is available to people with undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, or the humanities.

Also, pre-doctoral applicants may apply, but the award will be conditional upon acceptance of the candidate into an appropriate graduate program in history at a school of recognized standing.

Pre-doctoral recipients may earn up to $5,000 for work that is directly related to their graduate studies.

The applicants have to be involved in pursuing a degree in one of IEEE’s designated fields and those are Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Physical Sciences, Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Technical Communications, Education, Management, and Law and Policy.

How to Apply

When the application completion is in question, you should follow the guidelines:

Applicants should submit as much of their application material electronically as possible.

The PDF of the application form can be downloaded, filled out and e-mailed back.

Then, they need to provide a description of their proposed research, in English, discussing methodology, and the contribution that this work will make to the field of electrical history.

Letters of recommendation from three references, in English are also required and they need to be sent as scans attached to e-mails or mailed in paper form in envelopes sealed by the writer.

Letters of recommendation may be e-mailed to or may be mailed directly to:

Chair, IEEE Fellowship in the History of Electrical and Computing Technology
IEEE History Center at Stevens Institute of Technology
Samuel C. Williams Library, 3rd Floor
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5991

Last, but not least, the applicants must include a transcript of their university record and they may be sent, either electronically or in hard copy, directly by your educational institution, or by you.

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