Masters Student Fellowship


Description: One-year fellowships awarded to promote, recognize, and support graduate Masters level study and research within the Electron Devices Society’s field of interest.

Three fellowships will be awarded each year, with the intention of at least one fellowship being given to eligible students in each of the following geographical regions: Americas, Europe/Mid-East/Africa, Asia & Pacific.  Only one candidate can win per educational institution.

Prize: US$2,000 and a plaque to the student, to be presented by the Dean or Department head of the student’s enrolled graduate program.

Eligibility: Candidate must: be an IEEE EDS student member at the time of nomination; be accepted into a graduate program or within the first year of study in a graduate program in an EDS field of interest on a full-time basis; and continue his/her studies at a graduate education institution. Nominator must be an IEEE EDS member and preferably be serving as the candidate’s mentor or faculty advisor. Previous award winners are ineligible.  This award cannot be given to a candidate for the same work for which an IEEE Technical Field Award or IEEE Medal was previously received.

Basis for Judging: Demonstration of his/her significant ability to perform research in the fields of electron devices and proven history of academic excellence in engineering and/or physics as well as involved in undergraduate research and/or supervised project.

Application Package:

  • Nominating letter by an EDS member who served as candidate’s mentor or faculty advisor.
  • A letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with the student’s research and educational credentials. Letters of recommendation cannot be from the nominator.
  • One-page biographical sketch of the student (including student's mailing address and e-mail address)
  • Two-page (maximum) statement by the student describing his or her education and research interests, accomplishments and graduation date. This can include undergraduate, graduate and summer internship research work.
  • One copy of the student’s transcripts/grades


  • Completed application packages are due at the EDS Executive Office no later than May 15, 2017
  • Recipients will be notified by July 15, 2017
  • Monetary awards will be presented by the Dean or Department Chair of the recipient's graduate program at the beginning of the next academic term.

Please submit completed application packages to:



Mail: IEEE EDS Executive Office
PhD Student Fellowship Program
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

Fax: +1 732 235 1626

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2016 WinnersSchool
Haitong Li Stanford University, California, USA
Yi-Pei Tsai National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
2014 WinnersSchool
Yexin Deng
Purdue University, Indiana, USA
Siu Sik Lam
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2013 Winners School
Enes Battal Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Zhongyu Li University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China
Yang Lu University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2012 Winners School
Tao Yu Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA
Teruyuki Ohashi Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Past Recipients (2007-2011)


Although the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) is pleased to invite all individuals and groups in the OFAC embargoed countries to submit nominations for IEEE EDS Awards, the IEEE EDS cannot provide any award monies to members from such countries at this time.