MGA Awards Nomination Process

Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) awards are designed to recognize outstanding efforts by IEEE volunteers. The accomplishments of the candidate should be of "significant performance" and should have made a distinguishing contribution to IEEE. The focus should be on volunteering for IEEE, MGA, or its organizational units, not on professional achievement. These are not technical achievement awards.
Nominees for MGA awards can be from any Region.


Submit a nomination for the MGA Wilson, Innovation, Leadership, Achievement, and Young Professionals Achievement Awards (Deadline 15 October)

Learn more about the MGA Awards & Recognition Committee and processes


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Nominator guidelines

The process for nominating candidates for awards will be greatly simplified if the nominator follows the general procedures listed below and supplemental procedures listed for each award. To nominate a candidate for an MGA award, please follow these guidelines:

Eligibility requirements

The following are not eligible to be considered for MGA awards:
  • Self-nominations; MGA awards are peer-recognized awards, and therefore, self-nomination is not permitted
  • Current members of the MGA Board; an MGA Board member cannot be nominated for an MGA award, nor may they serve as a reference or nominator of a candidate
  • Per IEEE Policy 4.4.B (posthumous awards): posthumous awards shall be made only when knowledge of the awardee's death is received after announcement of the recipient. Nominations of known deceased persons shall not receive consideration
  • Per IEEE Policy 4.4.G (staff ineligibility): members of the IEEE staff shall not be eligible as candidates for any new or revised award
  • Per IEEE Policy 4.4.H (eligibility and process limitations): no person shall receive an award who, at any stage of the recipient-selection process for that award, is eligible to vote on who shall receive that award, nor may they be the nominator or reference for a nomination of a candidate for such award. This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by IEEE or any of its organizational units. More information on the IEEE Conflict of Interest policy can be found in the IEEE Policies

MGA Awards and Recognition Committee rights

The MGA Awards and Recognition Committee:
  • Will not research unsupported claims or enhance the nomination package in any way
  • Reserves the right to consider any nomination for awards other than the award suggested when, in its opinion, the support and justification may more appropriately apply to other MGA awards
  • Shall have the prerogative of carrying forward nominations to a more suitable time frame
  • Reserves the right to not present an award when a suitable selection(s) cannot be made