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Complete List of AP-S Awards

Distinguished Achievement Award

Description:  To honor recognized outstanding technical achievement in the fields of Antennas and Propagation.

Prize:  $2,000 and Certificate

Funding:  Honoraria funded by contribution directly from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, managed by the IEEE Foundation, certificate funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Eligibility:  Preference given to APS members.

Presentation:  Annually, at APS Symposium.


Sergei A. Schelkunoff Transactions Prize Paper Award

Description:  To recognize the best paper published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Prize:  $1,000 and Certificate

Funding:  Funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Eligibility:  Authors of original papers published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation during prior year.

Basis for Judging:  Technical contributions, clearest style of presentation.

Presentation:  Annually, at APS Symposium.


Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award

Description:  To recognize the best applications paper published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Prize:  $1,000 and Certificate

Funding:  Funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Eligibility:  Authors of papers published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation during prior year.

Basis for Judging:  Applications contents, technical contribution, clarity of presentation.

Presentation:  Annually, at APS Symposium.


R. W. P. King Award

Description:  To recognize the best paper by an author under the age of 36 published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Prize:  $1,000 and Certificate

Funding:  Funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Eligibility:  Original papers published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, submitted by author less than 36 years of age at the time of submission.

Basis for Judging:  Technical contribution, clearest style of presentation.

Presentation:  Annually, at APS Symposium.


Honorary Life Member of AdCom

Prize:  Complimentary Society membership (Society fees paid for life).

Funding:  Funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Eligibility:  Must have been a member of APS for at least 10 years and an elected member of AdCom.

Basis for Judging:  Significant technical contributions in the Antennas and Propagation field and outstanding services to the profession and IEEE.

Presentation:  On occasion, at APS Symposium.


Raj Mittra Travel Grant

Description:  To support and encourage participation in the International IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium by providing travel funds to individuals exhibiting high aptitude or potential for research and who might otherwise be unable to attend.

Prize:  One grant in the amount of $1,000.00. The annual event registration expenses for the Raj Mittra travel grant awardee that attend the International IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium to receive the award is waived, that is, it is paid by the IEEE AP-S. The expenses for the award recipient that attend the International IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium Luncheon or Dinner is paid by the IEEE AP-S, in case the award is given at the Luncheon or Dinner

Funding:  Funded by an endowment from Prof. Mittra managed by the IEEE Foundation. Registration Fee and Banquet Ticket for the awardee covered by the IEEE APS. Banquet ticket free only if the award winner is announced at the banquet.

Eligibility:  Eligible candidates need not be members of IEEE, but must have contributions accepted for presentation at the International IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium. Candidates for an award in either the student or researcher categories cannot have previously received an award in that category. In order to receive the award, Awardees must personally present their contribution at a regular AP-S session organized at the Symposium.

Basis for Judging:  Candidate’s potential or demonstrated aptitude for research and his or her need for travel support. The candidate’s research potential will be determined from his curriculum vita, letters of reference, and conference abstract or summary, all of which are to be submitted to the Awards Committee.

Presentation:  Annually at the International IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium.


Best Student Paper Award

Description:  To recognize the best student paper presented at the annual IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium.

Prize:  $700 and Certificate for 1st place winner; $500 and Certificate for 2nd place winner; $300 and Certificate for 3rd place winner.

Funding:  Funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

Eligibility:  Full time students that clearly indicate that the paper is entered in the judging at the symposium. The student must be the first author. The student’s advisor should attach a statement that their contribution is primarily advisory. The paper must conform to all other normal symposium submission requirements. There is no requirement for IEEE membership.

Basis for Judging:  Significance of the contribution to the fields of antennas and propagation, originality, and clarity, based on the written summary paper and the oral presentation.

Presentation:  First place award presented at Symposium Awards Banquet; Second and Third Place Awards recognized at Banquet.


Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award

Description: To recognize an individual who has given outstanding service to education in the field of antennas and propagation, and who exemplifies the special human qualities of Chen-To Tai, whose exemplary career in teaching and research represents the highest qualities of service.

Prize:  $1,000 and plaque

Funding:  Funded by an endowment provided by the Tai family and administered by the IEEE Foundation

Eligibility:  A significant contributor to education in the field of antennas and propagation; preference given to AP-S members

Basis for Judging:  A distinguished educator recognized in general by an academic career; documentation of having received other teaching awards; effectiveness as an educator supported by a list of graduates in the field whose accomplishments have become recognized; letters of support; outstanding record of research contributions documented in archival publications; service to AP-S.

Presentation:  At the Awards Banquet during the annual Antennas and Propagation Symposium.


AP-S Chapter Award

Description:  To recognize annually the best chapter of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Prize:  $1,000 and Certificate. More than one chapter may be awarded per year.

Funding:  Funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

Eligibility:  Chapters that are in good standing and fully functioning in the year prior to consideration for the award. Chapters that are joint with other Societies are eligible for consideration. The same chapter may not receive the award more than three consecutive years.

Basis for Judging:  High level of performance in the areas of: extent and quality of presentations or other activities in the field of antennas and propagation; special projects or societal activities; fellow nominations and awards; increases in membership and attendance.

Presentation:  At the Awards Banquet during the annual Antennas and Propagation Symposium.


Outstanding Service Award

Description:  To recognize significant contributions and outstanding service to the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Prize:  Plaque

Funding:  Funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Eligibility:  For individual awards, members of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society are eligible; for team awards, the leader of the team should be a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Basis for Judging:  Exceptional service to the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Presentation:  When presented, the award will be given at the annual Antennas and Propagation Symposium.


John Kraus Antenna Award

Description:  To honor an individual or team that has made a significant advance in antenna technology. Award established by John D. Kraus, whose exemplary career in teaching, research, and invention represents the highest qualities of antenna engineering.

Prize:  $1,000 and Plaque. If multiple awardees, the honoraria will be shared equally. Travel and lodging expenses to the AP-S Symposium may be authorized by the AP-S President.

Funding:  The prize is funded by John D. Kraus through the IEEE Foundation. Additional incidental expenses to be funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Eligibility:  A significant contributor to antenna technology; preference given to AP-S members.

Basis for Judging:  The award shall be made to an individual or team that has devised a new or substantially improved method or device for radiating or receiving electromagnetic waves. Accomplishments may be recognized through letters of support; the record of research contributions may be documented in patents, archival publications or by endorsements by governmental or industrial organizations.

Presentation:  At the Awards Banquet during the annual IEEE Antennas and Propagation Symposium.


IEEE Piergiorgio L.E. Uslenghi Prize Paper Award

Description:  The award will recognize the best paper published in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (IEEE AWPL) in the preceding calendar year. Currently, there are no awards or recognition for high-quality manuscripts published in the Letters. The presence of the award will provide an incentive that will attract outstanding contributions to the Letters. IEEE AWPL was established in 2001 by the AP Society. Prof. P. L. E. Uslenghi was the founding Editor-in-Chief of this periodical and this award is named in his honor. This award does not conflict with the other existing IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Awards recognizing best papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (IEEE TAP).

Prize:  The award consists of a certificate and a one-time monetary prize of $1,000. In the case that the recognized paper has multiple authors, each author will receive a certificate while the prize of $1,000 will be shared equally among them.

Funding:  The Antennas and Propagation Society will provide the funds for this Award. The duration of the Award is indefinite.

Eligibility:  The eligibility and selection process shall comply with procedures and regulations established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. Authors of all papers appearing in AWPL during the preceding calendar year are eligible for the award, regardless of age or their membership status in IEEE and the Society. Two exceptions to this eligibility are that papers authored or co-authored by the Editor-in-Chief or the Chair of the Awards Committee are not eligible to be considered for the award.

Basis for Judging:  Initial selection of the papers to be considered will be based on comments from reviewers, Associate Editors, and the Editor-in-Chief. The list of manuscripts so distinguished is forwarded to the Awards Committee Chair by the Editor-in-Chief as described earlier. Any member of the Society not serving on the Awards subcommittee can also request that papers be placed into consideration by directly contacting the Chair of the Awards Committee. Each member of the Awards subcommittee will then review the papers and rank them according to their technical quality, innovation, and impact. Each subcommittee member’s ranking carries equal value. The Awards Committee Chair then compiles the results of the rankings and holds a meeting with the subcommittee that culminates in the selection of a winner.

Presentation:  The award will be presented annually at the Society’s awards banquet at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.


IEEE Donald G. Dudley, Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award

Description:  The Award will recognize outstanding and original contributions to undergraduate education by an individual at the early stage of his/her career as an educator in the general field of electromagnetics including theory, analytical solutions, numerical methods, antennas, propagation, phenomena visualization, and measurements. The award is aimed to recognize an individual who exemplifies the special human qualities of Donald G. Dudley, Jr., whose exemplary career in teaching and research represents the highest qualities of service.

Prize:  The award consists of a plaque, a one-time monetary prize of $1,000, and a voucher for $500 for professional books and/or other educational aids.

Funding:  Funds for this Award come from three sources: Mrs. Marge Dudley, the SciTech Publishing, Inc. will provide annually vouchers of value of $500 to be redeemed for professional books, and the AP Society which will assume the responsibility for the monetary prize for this award after the funds provided by Mrs. Dudley are depleted. The award will be managed by the IEEE Foundation.

Eligibility:  An individual employed at the level of assistant professor or equivalent at an accredited engineering educational institution is eligible for this award.

Basis for Judging:  The recipient of this award is expected to have made an outstanding contribution to undergraduate education, whose impact extends beyond the individual’s institution of employment. Criteria considered by the AP-S Awards Committee include (but are not limited to):

  • Development and implementation of teaching/learning tools that are or can be made available to students and instructors worldwide and have gained documented acceptance by students and professors;
  • Documented excellence in undergraduate teaching;
  • Involvement with and direction of undergraduate students to prepare them for successful engineering careers;
  • Curriculum development with inclusion of current research and knowledge that reflects the state of the art in courses, and
  • Authorship of educational material.

Presentation:  The award will be presented annually at the Society’s awards banquet at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.


IEEE Antennas and Propagation Edward E. Altshuler Prize Paper Award

Description:  To recognize the best contribution published in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine (the “Magazine”) in the preceding calendar year. Currently, there are no awards or recognition for high-quality manuscripts published in the Magazine. The presence of the award will provide an incentive that will attract outstanding contributions to the Magazine. This award is named in honor of Edward E. Altshuler, a Life Fellow of the IEEE and long-time member of the Antennas and Propagation Society, and is being established by his family. This award does not conflict with the other existing IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Awards recognizing best papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (IEEE TAP) or the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (IEEE AWPL).

Prize:  The award consists of a certificate and a one-time monetary prize of $1,000. In a case where the recognized paper has multiple authors, each author will receive a certificate while the prize of $1,000 will be shared equally among the authors.

Funding:  The award is to be funded through an endowment donated by the family of Edward E. Altshuler.

Eligibility:  Authors of all feature articles and contributions to columns and departments appearing in the Magazine during the preceding calendar year are eligible for the award, regardless of age or their membership status in IEEE and the Society. Two exceptions to this eligibility are that contributions authored or co-authored by the Editor-in-Chief or the Chair of the Best Paper Awards Committee are not eligible to be considered for the award.

Basis for Judging:  Initial selection of the contributions to be considered will be based on comments from reviewers, Associate Editors, Editors, and the Editor-in-Chief. The list of manuscripts so distinguished will be forwarded to the Awards Committee Chair by the Editor-in-Chief as described earlier. Any member of the Society not serving on the Best Paper Awards Committee can also request that papers be placed into consideration by directly contacting the Chair of the Best Paper Awards Committee. Each member of the Best Paper Awards Committee will then review the papers and rank them according to their technical quality and value, clarity of presentation, innovation, and impact. Each committee member’s ranking will carry equal weight. The Best Paper Awards Committee Chair will then compile the results of the rankings, and hold a meeting with the committee that will culminate in the selection of a winner.

Presentation:  The award will be presented annually at the Society’s awards banquet at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.


IEEE Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award

Description:  To recognize the past technical accomplishments and future potential of an outstanding woman of mid-career status in the field of antennas and propagation.

Prize:  The prize consists of a plaque and a monetary prize/honorarium of $1,000.

Funding:  The award was proposed by the family of Lot Shafai, represented by his wife Joanne Therrien and his daughter Leili Shafai, with donated funds provided by the family, in honor and recognition of Prof. Lotfollah Shafai's recipient of the 2011 Killam Prize in Engineering, and in support of outstanding mid-career women engineers in the field of antennas and propagation. In the event that the funds donated by the family of Lot Shafai for this award are depleted, the Antennas and Propagation Society will provide the funds for this Award. The duration of the Award is indefinite. Endowment managed through the IEEE Foundation

Eligibility:  Eligible nominees consist of women who are members of the IEEE, are less than 41 years of age on December 31 preceding the year of nomination, whose prior technical accomplishments and future potential earmark them as current and future leaders in the field of antennas and propagation, as well as role models for future generations of women in the field. Preference shall be given to members of the Antennas and Propagation Society.

Basis for Judging:  Factors to be considered for evaluation of nominees include a letter of nomination, two additional letters of reference, and a résumé/curriculum vitae that demonstrates a strong record of prior accomplishments and future potential. Accomplishments and markers of future potential may include but are not limited to, noteworthy contributions to industrial, government, or academic based research and development, technical commercialization activities, publications, patents, technical project or program management, leadership positions, education activities such as mentorship and/or promotion of the field of antennas and propagation, etc.

Presentation:  The award will be presented annually (if a qualified candidate is nominated) at the Society’s awards banquet at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. If required, travel expenses to the Symposium for the recipient and one guest shall be provided by the Society.


IEEE Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics

Description:  To recognizes the past technical accomplishments and future potential of an outstanding contributor to the area of Computational Electromagnetics.

Prize:  The prize consists of a plaque and a monetary prize/honorarium of $1,000.

Funding:  The award will be administered by the IEEE Foundation and funded by a contribution from former students, colleagues, and friends of Roger F. Harrington and Raj Mittra. In the event that the funds donated by the original proponents for this award are depleted after the initial twenty-five year period, the Antennas and Propagation Society reserves the right to terminate the Award, unless additional funds are deposited to the gift account of the IEEE Foundation to enable the Award to continue.

Eligibility:  The recipient must be a member of the IEEE in good standing.

Basis for Judging:  Factors to be considered for evaluation of nominees include a letter of nomination, two additional letters of reference, and a resume/curriculum vitae that demonstrates a strong record of prior accomplishments and future potential. Accomplishments and markers of future potential may include but are not limited to, noteworthy contributions to publications in leading journals, such as the Transactions of Antennas and Propagation and Radio Science.

Presentation:  The award will be presented annually at the Society’s awards banquet at the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.


IEEE Ulrich L. Rohde Innovative Conference Paper Awards on Antenna Measurements and Applications

Description:  This annual award is given to two most innovative conference papers presented at the annual topical meeting on Antenna Measurements and Applications.

Prize:  The two best innovative conference papers award consist of a monetary prize/honorarium of $500, each.

Funding:  The award will be administered by the IEEE Foundation by a contribution from Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde.

Eligibility:  The recipient/s of each award must be members of the IEEE and in good standing.

Basis for Judging:  Factors to be considered for evaluation of the innovative papers will be determined primarily by the Technical program Committee associated with this conference. In addition, a larger version of the paper will be invited for submission to the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and published after going through the usual review process for publication as an Invited Paper.

Presentation:  The award will be presented annually at the awards banquet of this annual topical meeting on Antenna Measurements and Applications.


 

IEEE Ulrich L. Rohde Innovative Conference Paper Awards on Computational Techniques in Electromagnetics

Description:  This annual award is given to two most innovative conference papers presented at the annual topical meeting on Computational Techniques in Electromagnetics.

Prize:  The two best innovative conference papers award consist of a monetary prize/honorarium of $500, each.

Funding:  The award will be administered by the IEEE Foundation by a contribution from Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde.

Eligibility:  The recipient/s of each award must be members of the IEEE and in good standing.

Basis for Judging:  Factors to be considered for evaluation of the innovative papers will be determined primarily bythe Technical program Committee associated with this conference. In addition, a larger version of the paper will be invited for submission to the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation and published after going through the usual review process for publication as an Invited Paper.

Presentation:  The award will be presented annually at the awards banquet of this annual topical meeting on Computational Techniques in Electromagnetics.


 

IEEE AP-S Eugene F. Knott Memorial Pre-Doctoral Research Grants

Description:  To encourage students to pursue a career in the area of electromagnetic in electrical engineering or a related field at an accredited institution of higher learning. These grants are intended to support pre-doctoral students involved in research directed by a faculty member at their institution who is a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. These grants are named in memory of IEEE Life Fellow, Eugene F. Knott, who was well known for his contributions to the theory, reduction, and measurement of radar cross section.

Prize:  Up to 6 Grants are given annually, with two competitions (cycles) held each year. Each recipient receives a full grant amount of $1,500 and a certificate. Up to three grants are given per cycle with application deadlines of April 1 and October 1. Grants will only be given if a suitable awardee is identified.

Funding:  The IEEE APS Eugene F. Knott Memorial Pre-Doctoral Research Fund has been established and will provide a maximum of $3,000 ($500 per recipient) annually. Every three to five years, IEEE APS may review the fund balance and may increase or decrease the number and amount of research grants given annually. APS will be responsible for funding $6,000 ($1,000 per recipient) annually.

Eligibility:  Recipients must:

  • Be an enrolled undergraduate (3-5 year program), or a master’s student in electrical or a related field at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Have completed or be enrolled in at least one electromagnetics course at the time of application.
  • Show strong interest in a career in the area of electromagnetics.
  • Have the endorsement of a university/college faculty member who is a member of the IEEE AP-S.
  • Intend to work on a research project of at least one year in length that falls within the scope of the IEEE AP-S. The project may be started before the grant recipients are announced but must end before the student’s current degree requirements are completed. Applications who expect to graduate less than six months after the application deadline are not eligible.

Basis for Judging:  Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and quality of the proposed project and the thoroughness with which it is described
  • Discussion of the technical interests and skills of the student and how they relate to the proposed project.
  • Quality of writing in the proposal (e.g. spelling, grammar, word choice, organization, style, clarity of figures).
  • Recommendation letter, with particular emphasis on the items listed in the fourth bullet above.

Presentation:  Recipients are notified via email by the committee chair. The grant is delivered through US mail. Recognition ceremonies are at the discretion of each recipient’s institution.


IEEE AP-S Doctoral Research Grants

Description:  To encourage students to pursue a career in the area of electromagnetic in electrical engineering or a related field at an accredited institution of higher learning. These grants are intended to support doctoral students involved in research directed by a faculty member at their institution who is a member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Prize:  Up to 10 Grants are given annually, with two competitions (cycles) held each year. Each recipient receives a full grant amount of $2,500 and a certificate. Up to 5 grants are given per cycle with application deadlines of April 1 and October 1. Grants will only be given if a suitable awardee is identified.

Funding:  APS will be responsible for funding $25,000 ($2,500 per recipient) annually.

Eligibility:  Recipients must:

  • Be a student pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering or a related field at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Be a member of the IEEE AP-S at the time of application.
  • Have completed or be enrolled in at least one electromagnetics course at the time of application.
  • Show strong interest in a career in the area of electromagnetics.
  • Have the endorsement of a university/college faculty member who is a member of the IEEE AP-S.
  • Intend to work on a research project of at least one year in length that falls within the scope of the IEEE AP-S. The project may be started before the grant recipients are announced but must end before the student’s current degree requirements are completed. Applications who expect to graduate less than six months after the application deadline are not eligible.
  • Previous recipients of the IEEE AP-S Eugene F. Knott Memorial Pre-Doctoral Research Grants are eligible for the grant. No more than one award of each type will be granted to a given student.

Basis for Judging:  Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and quality of the proposed project and the thoroughness with which it is described
  • Discussion of the technical interests and skills of the student and how they relate to the proposed project.
  • Quality of writing in the proposal (e.g. spelling, grammar, word choice, organization, style, clarity of figures).
  • Recommendation letter, with particular emphasis on the items listed in the fourth bullet above in the application requirements.

Presentation:  Recipients are notified via email by the committee chair. The grant is delivered through US mail. Recognition ceremonies are at the discretion of each recipient’s institution.


IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest

Description:  The APS Student Design Contest is an annual contest on the design of a device or system involving principally antenna and propagation aspects. It culminates with a demonstration by finalists at the annual IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, whereby finalists are subsidized to attend the Symposium to present their designs. Awards are given for first, second, and third prize. The Contest is designed to engage and encourage study in the areas of electromagnetics, particularly antennas and propagation. The Contest is targeted towards involving more undergraduate students in these fields, with teams of 2-5 students consisting of at least 50% undergraduates.

Prize:  Up to 6 subsidies to be given each year. Design subsidies for finalist teams: Each team receives an amount of $1,500 to develop their designs between the fall submission deadline and the Symposium deadline. Travel subsidies for finalist teams: Up to 6 subsidies to be given each year. Each team receives an amount of $3,000 and a certificate of participation for competing in the contest. Cash prizes for the top 3 teams: 3 prizes to be given each year. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winning teams receive certificates and cash prizes of $1,500, $750, and $250. Cash prizes are to be split evenly, to a maximum of $500 for any team member (undergraduate and graduate). Design and travel subsidies are awarded as a single lump sum to a designated team member or trustee.

Funding:  Funded by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. Design subsidies cost $9,000 annually; Travel subsidies cost $18,000 annually; Cash prizes cost $2,500 annually. APS will be responsible for funding the sum ($29,500) annually included in its Education Committee budget.

Eligibility:  Contest applicants must:

  • Be an enrolled undergraduate (3-5 year program), or graduate student in electrical engineering or a related field at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Organize a team consisting of 2-5 students with at least 50% being undergraduate students. For a 5-year Bachelor-cum-Master degree program, students in years 1 to 3 are considered undergraduates.
  • Have their team advised by a professional mentor who is a member of the IEEE AP-S. The mentor contributes in an advisory role. Work needs to be done by the students. No student or mentor should be involved in more than one team.FPELS
  • Have the endorsement of a university/collage faculty member who is a member of the IEEE AP-S
  • Intend to work on the design project as specified by the Contest’s annual Call for Proposals
  • Submit the following materials as part of the contest:
    1. A preliminary design by the fall deadline, consisting of a two-page proposal detailing the design and bill of materials (which cannot exceed $1,500)
    2. A letter from their mentor confirming their membership in AP-S and verifying the applicants are enrolled in degree programs.

Basis for Judging:  The materials are assessed by a college of reviewer from the IEEE AP-S Education Committee. Six finalist teams are selected. Those finalists must submit, by a spring deadline:

  • A final report (up to 8 pages) describing the design, providing a list of parts and materials, presenting photos of the final systems, summarizing performance achievements with the design, and providing biographies of the team members.
  • A video demonstration of the system (up to 5 minutes).

These materials are further evaluated by the college of reviewers and assigned merit scores used alongside evaluations of the final demonstrations at the Symposium.

Presentation:  Recipients are notified via email by the committee chair. The subsidies are delivered through wire transfer. Recognition of the finalists and award winners is done at the Awards Banquet during the Symposium.


IEEE Ulrich L. Rohde Humanitarian Technical Field Project Award

Description:  This annual award will be given to the top proposals (maximum of 2) submitted by the members of the IEEE AP society on advancement of technolgy for Humanitarian activities. The objective is to provide low cost solution for humanitarian technology and a clear path for low cost production so that technology can be available for mankind. This award is intended to engage and motivate members from IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and increase AP memberships.

Prize:  Recipients of the award will receive funds to construct the winning project selected by the Award Committee. It is recommended to disperse $10,000 for the development in two stages (50% in beginning and 50% after the winning team submits expense receipts for reimbursement to avoid tax implications). One, at most two, projects will be selected per year. If two projects are selected, total prize including travel and installation expenses will be split between two projects equally. The funds distributed will be based on the estimated expenses proposed by the winning team but limited to a maximum of $8,000 for the project and $2,000 for logistics that include travel expenses. If the Awards Committee selects two projects, then both winning teams receive $4,000 (for a total of $8,000 per year) and $2,000 estimated travel expenses. Recipients will also receive a Certificate of Recognition.

Funding:  The award will be administered by the IEEE Foundation by a contribution from Dr. Ulrich L. Rohde. Annually, the AP Society will receive $10,000 to support this award. If two projects are selected, the additional travel expenses of $2,000, if applicable, will be supported by AP-S. Certificates of Recognition will be funded from AP-S MGA and Chapter Activity Budget. If additional funds are needed in the future to continue supporting the award, the donor will be glad to support additional funding in conjunction with financial support from AP-S MGA and Chapter Activity budget.

Eligibility:  Recipients must be members of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and in good standing.

Basis for Judging:  Proposals are invited from AP-S members who are involved in developing know how and technology for responding to natural calamities, humanitarian, and disaster needs. Participation is encouraged from groups (maximum 5- persons on a team) involved in development of a system, or products, which utilizes antennas and wireless for humanitarian applications including but not limited to disaster relief, affordable healthcare, quality and safety monitoring of edible materials etc. The design may consist of a broad spectrum of science and technology; however, the focus should be how to take advantage of novel antennas & propagation technology. The design proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Novelty – the idea should be relatively new with near term application potential, must be possible to implement if selected for a prize.
  • Impact – the proposal should demonstrate that, if implemented, the idea should be of significant benefit to many people.
  • Depth – a superficial overview will not be sufficient; all claims must be backed by quantitative data, including available devices and prices, potential manufacturers, potential users, robustness, cost-effectiveness etc.

A report on the projects will be invited for submission to the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine after going through the usual review process for publication as an Invited Paper. Proposals awarded will be selected upon the merits. After completion of the project, the Awards Committee will explore the follow-up for low cost production, which is the key requirement for humanitarian needs. The complete know-how of the technology will be uploaded on the IEEE AP-S SIGHT website (https://www.ieeeaps.org/committees/ieee-aps-sight). Selection of the award is in line with IEEE SIGHT and HAC Project Awards. The reason for establishing a similar type of award is to motivate members of APS. This is because proposals submitted by APS members in the past consequently were not approved by IEEE SIGHT and HAC because of limited budget.

Presentation:  The announcement of the award will be made at the annual awards meeting of the IEEE AP society. The recipent will receive the Certificate/Plaque and funds for the completion of the project.


IEEE AP-S C.J. Reddy Travel Grant for Graduate Students

Description:  AP-S awards travel grants annually to help graduate students attend the annual IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. If the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting is held in a given year solely as a virtual event, recipients may be selected for an educational grant instead of the travel grant. In the case of a hybrid event, both travel grants and educational grants may be given.

Prize:  Up to six (6) travel grants to be given each year, nominally $1,500 each, adjustable by the AP-S Education Committee as costs change over time up 10% per year with a maximum of $3,000. The grant does not include the conference registration fee. Grants will be given only if suitable awardees are identified and necessary funds are available.

Funding:  The award will be administered by the IEEE Foundation and funded by an endowment provided by Dr. C. J. Reddy.

Eligibility:  Recipients must:

  • Be a graduate student (MS or PhD) at the time of application enrolled in electrical engineering or a related field at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Be an IEEE AP-S student member.
  • Have the endorsement of a faculty advisor who is a member of IEEE AP-S.
  • Have submitted at least one first-authored paper to be presented at the AP-S Symposium.
  • A student may receive only one travel grant. Previous award winners are not eligible. An advisor may endorse only one applicant at a time.

Basis for Judging:  Applications must be submitted by the deadline and must include all items listed below to be considered for review. All application materials must be written in English and be integrated into a single PDF document:

  • Completed application form.
  • First-authored conference paper to be presented at the AP-S Symposium.
  • Brief research project description no more than one page long (including figures, if any) with a font size of at least 11 points. The project may be a new one or extended from the submitted conference paper. The list of references may extend beyond the first page.
  • Brief curriculum vitae or resume no more than two pages long that includes periods of attendance at all schools, expected and completed graduation dates, and a list of published and submitted journal and conference papers.
  • Recommendation letter from a faculty advisor, who must be a member of the IEEE AP-S. The letter should discuss the student’s aptitude to perform the research, and provide justification of the student’s need for the travel grant.

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • A first-authored conference paper accepted for presentation at the AP-S Symposium.
  • Quality of research and writing in the brief project description.
  • Recommendation letter, with particular emphasis on the items listed in the last bullet above.

Presentation: Recipients are notified via email by the committee chair. Recognition ceremonies are at the discretion of each recipient’s institution.