As it stands today, the IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. Each new Fellow receives a beautifully matted and framed certificate with the name of the Fellow and a brief citation describing the accomplishment, a congratulatory letter from the incoming IEEE president and a gold sterling silver Fellow lapel pin with an antique finish.
UFFC-S Fellows Committee
The UFFC-S Fellows Committee shall consist of at least five members appointed by the Chair, all of whom must be Fellows. The chair shall endeavor to renew committee membership periodically. The UFFC-S Fellows Committee shall be responsible for receiving and evaluating nominations for Fellow grade candidates engaged in the fields of activity covered by the Society. The Committee shall make recommendations concerning these nominations on behalf of the Society. Its deliberations and conclusions are confidential and shall only be transmitted to the IEEE Fellows Committee. Members of the UFFC-S Fellows Committee shall not serve as Fellow nominators or references. The UFFC-S Fellows Committee shall provide the information on newly elected IEEE Fellows of UFFC-S to the UFFC-S Newsletter EIC and the UFFC-S Web EIC in a timely manner for inclusion in the Newsletters and posting on the UFFC-S website.