VTS is supporting its members in IEEE Fellow Grade Elevation, in particular, nominations in the less represented categories: Technical Leader, Application Engineer/Practitioner, and Educator. In order to attract successful top-quality nominations, VTS is now offering a mentorship program to its members.

As part of this program, nominators can get advice from volunteer experienced former members of the VTS Fellow Evaluation Committee on an as-available basis. This includes informal advice on important criteria and evidence prior to the start of the nomination preparation as well as assistance on improving a nomination draft into a focused and convincing nomination.

The nominator will remain the sole responsible person for the nomination, i.e., mentors will not be responsible for writing or preparing parts of the nomination. Mentors will give feedback and advice to the best of their knowledge without any guarantee for the success of the nomination.

It is expected that nominators will make themselves familiar with the IEEE Fellow nomination guidelines and forms prior to requesting assistance from a mentor. The guidelines can be found below:

IEEE Fellow Guidelines

IEEE Fellows Nomination & Evaluations Forms

If you are interested in requesting a mentor, please contact Gerhard Bauch, VTS Fellows Nominations Committee Chair, at bauch@tuhh.de.