About Awards


Every year the Vehicular Technology Society looks to sponsor and formally recognize individuals, chapters, and writings that exemplify the spirit of advancing land, airborne and maritime mobile services.

The Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) offers six prestigious awards annually that recognize outstanding individual accomplishments. Additional awards include the Chapter-of-the-Year, five Best Paper Awards, and two Fellowships to promote graduate-level study. 
The awards process is overseen by the Awards Committee, which recommends candidates to the President for all awards, citations, and prizes except as elsewhere provided.

  • Award Nomination Deadline: April 1st
  • Award Recipient Notification Deadline: June 15th

Technical Awards

  • IEEE James Evans Avant Garde Award


    To recognize leadership and continuing contributions in promoting new technology in the field of Vehicular Communications and Electronics.

  • IEEE Stuart Meyer Memorial Award


    To recognize those members of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society who have both served their Society and have contributed to the development of radio technology and science in an outstanding and exemplary manner.

  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Early Career Award


    To recognize outstanding young scientists or engineers who have made relevant contributions to the theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering in the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society fields of interest.

  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Hall of Fame Award


    To better recognize those individuals whose truly outstanding leadership and contributions have had a significant impact on the technologies represented by the fields of interest of the IEEE VTS.

  • IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge Award


    The Motor Vehicles Challenge Award will be given to the best performing team in the IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge held in conjunction with the annual IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conferenc

Membership Awards

Service Award

IEEE Fellows of the VTS

  • IEEE Fellows of the VTS


    The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

Best Paper Awards

Fellowships and Scholarships