May be awarded to an individual, multiple recipients, or a team of not more than three, who received their highest academic degree no more than fifteen years prior to the year of original nomination, and not more than age forty-five at the time of the nomination, to any areas of IEEE interest that promise innovative applications. If the award is to be presented to a team, this restriction will apply to all.
For outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications
The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and cash honorarium.
Basis for judging
In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: innovation or development, social value, uniqueness of concept, other technical accomplishments, and the quality of the nomination.