Fellows are INCOSE members who have been recognized as having made significant verifiable contributions to the field of Systems Engineering.
This recognition is awarded for life.
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All award nomination packages should be sent electronically by their respective deadlines to email@example.com. An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent within one week. If you do not receive a confirmation, please resend.
Candidates must have been INCOSE members for a minimum of two (2) years. This eligibility requirement is not subject to waiver.
Nominators must be INCOSE Voting Members. Self-nominations are not permitted.
Nominators shall select candidates who have distinguished themselves as systems engineers, with a passion for systems engineering, and who have made significant verifiable contributions to the field of systems engineering (including closely related areas
such as systems theory, systems science and systems thinking). These contributions can be made by practitioners, researchers and those who inspire and enable people to learn and put into effective practice systems principles and concepts.
Nominators shall ensure that every nominee meets the following specific criteria:
- The nominee shall have provided significant impact through thought leadership which advanced the field of systems engineering.
- The nominee shall be a current member with a 2-year membership minimum.
- The nominee shall have developed and/or applied and/or promulgated approaches that enable the successful realization, use, and retirement of engineered systems.
- The nominee shall have exhibited a significant influence on others resulting in noticeable improvement of the practice of systems engineering in an industry or on major national or international efforts, and/or made significant advances in the theory/science
of systems engineering, or specific innovations which have been widely adopted. This influence may be:
- Direct (e.g., the practical application of systems engineering on challenging real-world problems)
- Indirect (e.g., the development of a new framework, process, method, or tool adopted across multiple organizations)
- Underpinning (e.g., a fundamental advance that advances the theoretical underpinnings of systems engineering)
Service to INCOSE is not required for a person to be nominated to be a Fellow.
Nominators are encouraged to highlight achievements that reflect the definition of systems engineering.
The nominator will provide a package to the Fellows Selection Committee that will consist of a Fellow Nomination Form and Letters of Support. Forms and guidance are available at the following links:
At least four letters of support shall be provided by:
a) At least two senior decision-makers (e.g., managers or customers of the nominee’s organization(s), or academic peers at other organizations, or industry leaders, or top governmental officials), who have detailed insight into the specific contributions
(to the criteria above) of the nominee.
b) At least two INCOSE Fellows who have insight into the nominee’s contributions and impact.
c) A colleague who has visibility into the wider impacts of the nominee’s contributions in the field of systems engineering beyond
the nominee’s own organization if these wider impacts are not included in (a) and (b).
The nomination package including the Letters of Support shall be received by the INCOSE Central Office by December 1st. Nomination packages should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fellow Awards will be recognized at the annual INCOSE Symposium.
Reference: INCOSE Policy REC 101: Fellows Award