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IEEE Communications Society Education Award

Plaque, certificate, and honorarium of $1,000.

To recognize distinguished and significant contributions to education within the Society’s technical scope.

A Communications Society member at the time of nomination who is an educator and who has made distinguished and substantial contributions to education within the fields of interest of ComSoc. 

Annually.  Award may not be presented if suitable candidate is not available.

Basis for Judging
Nominees shall be judged by a career of meritorious achievement as exemplified by writing of scholarly books and texts, course materials, and papers on education; inspirational and innovative teaching; creativity in the development of new curricula and methodology, etc.

Nominee Solicitation/Selection Process

Nominee Solicitation - Nominations will be solicited each year, up to the nominations deadline decided by the Awards Committee.  Nominations will be openly solicited. 

Selection Process - All nominations shall be submitted to the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee for final selection. The selection process shall comply with procedures and regulations established in IEEE and ComSoc governing documents, in particular with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Award Limitations.

Nominations will be solicited from June until September 1 unless otherwise noted via open call on Web site; then submitted via Nomination Form on the Web.  Recipients will be notified by October 15.

Presentation - Annually presented by the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee Chair, in the name of the IEEE Communications Society at the Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). 

The award will be publicized on the ComSoc Web page, Society Magazine, electronic Newsletter, and Awards Luncheon brochure.

Administration and Funding 
The IEEE Communications Society will administer the award.  Funding will be covered by the annual Society operating budget unless a suitable endowment is established.  The Society's budget includes the amount for this award and the Society budget is net positive with the inclusion of the award - $1000 per year is needed.

Award Committee
The IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee will be responsible for the final selection.  The committee consists of a chair (appointed by the president for a two-year term) and at least 12 members (appointed by the chair for a three-year term)

(approved 2014)