The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred by the Board of Governors and/or Advisors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the FIRI-designated fields of interest. The accomplishments that are being honoured shall have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of science and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society. The nominee shall hold Senior Member grade at the time the nomination is submitted and shall have been a member in good standing.
The grade of Senior Member is the highest for which application
may be made and shall require experience reflecting professional maturity. For
admission or transfer to the grade of Senior Member, a candidate shall be a
scientist, educator, researcher, academic, industry professional or originator
in any FIRI-designated fields of interest.
The candidate shall have been in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years, such performance including one or more of the following:
(a) Substantial responsibility or achievement in one or more of FIRI-designated fields; or
(b) Publication of papers, books, or inventions in one or more of FIRI-designated fields; or
(c) Technical direction or management of important work with evidence of accomplishment in one or more of FIRI-designated fields; or
(d) Recognized contributions to the welfare of the professions encompassed by one or more of the FIRI-designated fields; or
(e) Development or furtherance of important courses in one or more of the FIRI-designated fields at an accredited institution; or
(f) Contributions equivalent to those of (a) to (e) in areas related to FIRI-designated fields, provided these contributions serve to advance progress substantially in FIRI-designated fields.