About the Fellowship
The IEEE Board of Directors established the IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering in February 2000. The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time (per the guidelines of the full-time program in which the student will be enrolled), first-year graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree program (or a doctoral degree program if it is the first graduate degree for the student) for work in the area of electrical engineering at an engineering school/program of recognized standing worldwide.
The award carries a stipend of US$10,000 per year. This fellowship can be renewed for a second year for the same degree, based on the recipient’s satisfactory progress in the graduate program.
Application deadline: The application deadline for the 2024-2025 academic year is 6 May 2024.
2023-2024 Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
Chase Anderson: Chase is pursuing his studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Chase is interested in exploring new and better ways to capture and store energy, thereby increasing sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.
2022-2023 Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering
Brandon Wei Seng Ung: Brandon is pursuing his studies at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Brandon’s interests lie in VLSI, computer architecture, and machine learning, areas that are critical to advances in the 5G, data center, and automotive industries.
The fellowship is administered by the IEEE Educational Activities Board and is financed by the IEEE Life Members Fund of the IEEE Foundation. The fellowship carries a stipend of US$10,000 per year.
To be eligible, the applicant must have majored in the field of electrical engineering and have received a Bachelor’s Degree from an engineering college of recognized standing worldwide. The student must pursue full-time graduate studies in accordance with the guidelines of the full-time program in which the student is enrolled in, and be a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree program (or a doctoral degree program if it is the first graduate degree for the student) for work in any area of electrical engineering at an engineering school/institution program of recognized standing worldwide. Students who have been accepted into a qualifying graduate program are eligible. In the event the college is conducting a combined B.S. and M.S. degree program, the student in the penultimate year would be eligible for the award, which would apply in the final year of the program.
The recipient of this fellowship may hold or receive other fellowships for the same academic year. Earnings for work which is directly related to the graduate study are also allowed. This fellowship may be supplemented by the graduate institution with other fellowships, assistantships, or tuition scholarship support in accordance with their internal guidelines for total support. The recipient must pursue full-time graduate work in electrical engineering.
Applicants are required to submit certified transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. Three letters of recommendation from college/university professors who are familiar with the applicant’s work are also required. This fellowship can be renewed for a second year for continued studies of the same degree, based on the recipient’s satisfactory progress in the graduate program. The second-year fellowship carries a stipend of US$10,000 per year.
- Complete the entire application form.
- Submit certified transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
- Provide letters of recommendation from three college/university professors who are familiar with your work.
- The reference’s complete name, title, and address must be clearly noted on the letter. Letters of recommendation should address the following areas: the applicant’s ability to perform graduate work; originality and creativity; character; diligence and social responsibility; ability to lead; ability to communicate; where the reference would rank the applicant among students they have known in this field in recent years.
All application documentation must be received by the first Monday after 30 April each year.
Recipients are scheduled to be selected during the June IEEE Educational Activities Board meeting. Selected nominees and nominators will be notified in July. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified immediately thereafter.