Nominations are due 15 January annually for the IEEE Technical Field Awards (TFA) and the IEEE Eric Herz Outstanding Staff Member Award. IEEE TFAs are awarded for contributions to or leadership in a specific field of interest of the IEEE and are among the highest awards presented on behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors. All IEEE members are encouraged to submit a nomination for a worthy candidate within their technical fields.
The IEEE Herz Award recognizes sustained contributions by a present or past full-time staff member of the IEEE with at least ten years of service. This award was created in 2005 by the IEEE Board of Directors, and is named in honor of Eric Herz, who had a long and illustrious career as both a volunteer and staff member of IEEE. Mr. Herz served in a wide variety of volunteer positions from the Sections to the Board of Directors, and also served as the IEEE General Manager and Executive Director and contributed significantly to the growth and reputation of IEEE.
Nomination guidelines, award-specific criteria, and components of a nomination form can be downloaded from https://www.ieee.org/about/awards/information.html and http://www.ieee.org/about/awards/recognitions/recognitions_herz.html. All nominations must be submitted through the online nomination portal.
Since 1917, the IEEE Awards Program has paid tribute to technical professionals whose exceptional achievements and contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, the engineering profession, and humanity. By this means, the image and prestige of the organization, its members, and the profession are all enhanced.