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Be active and do good. Through our varied outreach programs, IEEE Life Members have impacts—both big and small—across the world.

Find your way of impacting the world:

Supporting Fellowships & Grants

IEEE Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering is awarded annually to a first year, full-time graduate 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.

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The IEEE Life Members History Fellowship supports either 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. The award carries a stipend of US$25,000 plus research budget up to US$3000.

Recent Winners:

2022-23 David Dunning – To Program Language: A History of What We Talk with in the Age of Computing
2021-22 Susannah Glickman – Quantum Computing and Information

Read more about the recent winners

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Mentoring

Students learning STEM project

Looking for a way to help the next generation of engineers and technologists? Mentoring provides an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. Be a leader by paving the way for others to succeed. Mentoring can address different levels of needs: a middle school student may need help with math homework or life issues; university students may need more career and higher education guidance; and young professionals may include professional positioning. Participate locally or online through the IEEE Mentoring Program.

For information about mentoring as a Life member: Talk with your Regional Chapter Coordinator or send an email to [email protected].

Influencing Policy

Life MOfficials at a policy meetingembers are uniquely qualified to provide expertise to policy makers regarding local and global issues that can be impacted by technology and the job market. Our experience allows us to “see the whole board” versus a limited perspective of solving a short-term problem. Life members often provide assistance to policy makers by translating and implementing technology laden potential legislation.

For information about influencing policy as a Life member: Talk with your Regional Chapter Coordinator or send an email to [email protected].

Preserving History

The mission of the IEEE History Center is to preserve, research, and promote the history of information and electrical technologies. The Center maintains many useful resources for the engineer, for the historian of technology, and for anyone interested in the development of electrical and computer engineering and their role in modern society.

There are lots of ways for IEEE Life members to get involved:

Learn more about ongoing IEEE History Center initiatives →

Promoting Humanitarian Initiatives

Meeting with IEEE Life Members around a table at humanitarian initiativeIEEE is committed to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through IEEE’s diverse humanitarian and philanthropic programs, there are many opportunities to improve the human condition worldwide.

There are lots of ways for IEEE Life members to get involved with humanitarian initiatives:

For information about specific humanitarian initiatives for Life members, talk with your Regional Chapter Coordinator or send an email to [email protected].