IEEE SA Standards Fellowship Program

Each year IEEE SA welcomes colleagues from national and regional standards bodies and affiliated government ministries to join its Standards Fellowship Program. To date, IEEE SA program has welcomed over 60 professionals from 30 countries.

The program offers participants from around the world the opportunity to observe the IEEE standards development process during the Standards Board meeting series at IEEE headquarters, an international meeting location or virtually. 

Participants learn about technical areas of interest and make connections with IEEE experts and standardization communities through customized program sessions held alongside the Standards Board meetings. They address standardization-related topics, developments and issues with each other through roundtable sessions, and they have the opportunity to get involved in IEEE standards development work and related programs.

Meet the IEEE SA Standards Fellowship Program participants


How to Participate

1. Online Submissions or outreach by IEEE Staff from national/regional standards bodies or affiliated government ministries are invited to submit their interest.  The first phase of the selection process is done online where you can confirm your interest via an online submission.

All applicants must:

  • Be currently employed by a national or regional standards body, or by an affiliated government ministry
  • Have a thorough understanding of the national/regional standards work program
  • Have an understanding of standards development processes
  • Be capable of appropriately representing their employer and their standards-related issues and information
  • Be willing to continue to engage with IEEE after the IEEE SA Standards Fellowship Program
  • Speak English

The selection committee will select candidates based on whether an IEEE MoU or other agreements are in place, and will consider professional and geographical diversity.

2. Selected candidates will fill in a form to register for and to facilitate their in-person participation in the IEEE SA Standards Fellowship Program.
3. Close to the start of the program, selected candidates will be invited to a welcome call with IEEE SA staff and fellow IEEE SA Standards Fellowship Program candidates where they will be able to meet each other, and be briefed about the imminent program proceedings.


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