The IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Program
The IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) provides experts, the Distinguished Lecturers (DLs), who are financially supported to visit active AP-S Chapters around the world and give talks on topics of interest and importance to the AP community.
Each active Chapter can request a maximum of two DL visits per year. One of the two visits may be from a former DL. A third DL per year may be obtained when a Chapter organizes a workshop and requests a DL for it. If a DL visits a particular Chapter, and then also visits one or more nearby chapters as part of the same trip, the visit will normally count towards the DL allotment of the Chapter that originally invited the DL, and not towards the other nearby Chapters.
A visit request by a Chapter must be approved by the Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) prior to the Chapter making an official commitment to a DL. Permission for additional DL visits to a Chapter is contingent on funds, and needs approval by the DLP Chair and the AP-S Treasurer.
Normally DLs visit AP-S Chapters, but Sections or Councils may also be visited with permission of the DLP Chair, who should receive some assurance that a reasonable number of AP-S members will be present at the meeting. A DL visit to a Student Branch Chapter of AP-S requires special approval by the DLP Chair. Such visits will be allowed if there is evidence of significant potential attendance, as well as approval of the local AP-S Chapter, if one exists in the local area.
It is allowed for a DL to combine a Chapter visit with a visit to another organization or event (such as a company, a conference, etc.), but only the part of the trip that relates to the Chapter visit will be funded by the Distinguished Lecturer Program. The AP-S Society will normally reimburse travel expenses incurred by Distinguished Lecturers up to $1,250 for presentations to AP-S Chapters located inside the DL's IEEE geographic region. Travel expenses for trips outside the DL’s geographic region are reimbursable up to $2,500. For each additional Chapter visited on the same trip, within the same geographical region, travel expenses are reimbursable up to $1,250. There is no limit on the number of Chapters that may be visited during each trip, but approval from the DLP Chair must be obtained for each Chapter visited. A visual representation to assist with the planning of DL talks is available below.
The Chair appoints DLs upon advice from the Distinguished Lecturer Committee that selects the DLs among the candidates, who may be invited by the Committee, nominated by someone, or self-nominated. The Chapters are strongly encouraged to use this program as a means to make their local AP community aware of the most recent scientific and technological trends.
The deadline for nominations of candidates to be considered as Distinguished Lecturers is April 1. The documentation required to nominate a candidate can be found here [embed link to document in the text to the left]
The Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Program is
Dr. Peter de Maagt
Head of the Antenna and Submillimetre Wave Section Electromagnetics & Space Environments Division
European Space Agency
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