The Microwave Prize

Award and Nomination Description


The Microwave Prize is the oldest award granted by the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, dating back to 1955. The Microwave Prize recognizes the most significant contribution by a paper in the field of interest of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society that is published in the year preceding the year of deliberation.


US$1,500 and a plaque.  If the paper has more than one author, a plaque will be presented to each author and the cash award for each will be distributed by formula.


Papers of any IEEE publication published during the calendar year preceding that of the year of deliberation are eligible for consideration.

Basis for Judging

Technical excellence, importance of the contribution, and presentation will be the fundamental bases for evaluation.


Presented at the annual IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Awards Banquet.

Previous Microwave Prize Recipients

This prize was awarded for the first time in 1955.  All previous Microwave Prize Award recipients are listed here: Past Awardees: Microwave Prize.

IEEE/MTT-S Awards: Important Information for nominators

IEEE Policy 4.4 (Limitations of Awards) states the following:

"No person shall receive an award, or be the nominator or reference for a nomination for a candidate for an award, who, at any stage of the recipient-selection process for that award, is eligible to vote on who shall receive that award.  This conflict of interest limitation shall apply to all awards given by the IEEE or any of its organizational units."

With reference to the MTT-Society, this Policy affects Members of the MTT-S Awards Committee*, and voting members of the MTT Administrative Committee**.


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