IEEE PELS Graduate Studies Fellowship and IEEE PELS John G. Kassakian Fellowship
The IEEE PELS Graduate Studies Fellowship and IEEE PELS John G. Kassakian Fellowship are awarded to promote, recognize and support eligible students with a Master’s degree or equivalent pursuing an advanced doctoral/PhD degree within the IEEE Power Electronics Society’s fields of interest.
One of the Fellowships is awarded as IEEE PELS John G. Kassakian Fellowship, named in honor of Prof. John G. Kassakian, the 2nd president of the Council and subsequently the founding president of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. This fellowship is reserved for the highest-ranked winner.
Multiple awards (up to 7) of $5,000 and certificates given annually. In addition, up to $1,000 will be reimbursed towards necessary conference registration, travel and accommodations costs incurred to attend the award ceremony and complimentary IEEE and PELS membership in the following year.
The fellowship is funded by the IEEE Power Electronics Society and Future Workforce Fund of the IEEE Foundation.
- A candidate must be a member, graduate student member, or student member of IEEE and the Power Electronics Society at the time of nomination.
- Students with a Master's degree or equivalent pursuing an advanced doctoral/PhD degree within the PELS fields of interest on a full-time basis are eligible, when they plan a stay to research at a host institution in a foreign country for 6-12 months and will presumably continue the studies at the home university with the same faculty advisor for the twelve months after receipt of the fellowship.
- A recipient is not allowed to accept another award of the same kind for the same purpose.
Click here for the Submission Guidelines
The portal to submit applications is now open. The submission deadline has been EXTENDED to 14 May 2023.
Please send any questions to the PELS Awards Committee.