IEEE IAS Global Mentoring Program (GMP) Contest

IEEE IAS Global Mentoring Program (GMP) Contest

In line with the proposed IAS five-year strategic plan (2020-2025), the IAS Board is of the view to offer more value-added benefits to its students and Young Professionals. In this regard, several YP activities have been introduced. These include, but are but not limited to, Young Professional Webinar series, “Roundtable Mentoring Session” at the IAS Annual Meeting 2019 in Baltimore, appointment of a new IAS YP Chair to coordinate YP activities within IAS, and joint activities sister/inter societal (e.g. IAS/PESL, IAS/PES).

In keeping with this theme, the Global Young Professional Mentoring Program (GMP) Contest was developed and endorsed by the IAS Executive Board. The GMP contest offers many other benefits to YPs and student members other than mentoring. These include developing public relation (PR) skills, development of management skills, value addition to IAS membership, etc. The GMP Committee is established within the IAS Education Department to oversee its development.

The program was initially developed to be conducted under pre-COVID 19 conditions.  However, in light of COVID-19, the committee accepts the Online (web-hosted) mentoring session in addition to the in-person l mentoring event.

Depending on the mode of delivery (i.e. online or physical meeting), each participating entity (e.g. student branch) is expected to submit either of the following  post-event/s:

  • a final report  if it is conducted as a physical meeting  or 

  • a video recording of the event if it is conducted as an online or physical meeting in MP4 format (should not be more than 1 hours)

Critical Deadlines

  • Contest Announcement: 17th December 2020
  • Deadline for Submissions: 30th March 2021
  • Winners Announcement:  30th May 2021

Monetary Awards

1. 1000 USD    –   First (1st) place, with certificates for the organizers. + travel grant for two people to attend IAS Annual Meeting 2021, Vancouver Canada.
2. 750 USD      –   Second (2nd) place, with certificates for the organizers.
3. 500 USD      –   Third place (3rd), with certificates for the organizers.


Note: If in the opinion of the Selection Committee, the quality of the submissions do not sufficiently meet the evaluation criteria, the committee reserves the right to not present the award. 



For any further inquiries, please contact Nishad Mendis ( or Sumit Chhabria (