Senior Member Program

The Electron Devices Society established the EDS Senior Member Program to both complement and enhance the IEEE’s Nominate-a-Senior-Member Initiative and make IEEE/EDS members aware of the opportunity and encourage them to elevate their IEEE membership grade to Senior Member. This is the highest IEEE grade for which an individual can apply and is the first step to becoming a Fellow of IEEE. If you have been in professional practice of 10 years, you may be eligible for Senior Membership.

New Senior Members receive an engraved wood and bronze plaque and a credit certificate for US$25 to be used towards a new IEEE society membership. Upon your request, the IEEE Admission & Advancement Department will send a letter to your employer recognizing this new status as well. The URL to request this letter is

As part of the IEEE’s Nominate-a-Senior-Member Initiative, the nominating entity designated on the member’s application form will receive US$10 from IEEE for each application approved for Senior Member grade when there are at least five approved applications. As an EDS member, we would appreciate it if you could indicate on your Senior Member application form that EDS is your nominating entity.

Please be aware that even if you decide to list EDS as your nominating entity, you still need to have an IEEE member nominate you along with two other references. Your nominator and your references all must be active IEEE members holding Senior Member, Fellow or Honorary Member grade.

For more information concerning Senior Membership, please visit 

To apply for Senior Member grade, please complete an application form, which is available at

Consider holding a Senior Member Recruitment event! Step-by-step help can be found in the IEEE Senior Member Nomination Event Guide.

You can also request a hard copy Senior Member packet via mail or fax by contacting:


We strongly encourage you to apply for IEEE Senior Membership to enhance your career. At the same time, you’ll be helping EDS.

Thank you for supporting IEEE and remember to indicate EDS as your nominating entity!