Frequently Asked Questions

Shri Pralhad P Chhabria Awards

Instituted by

Hope Foundation and Research Centre

In Association With

IEEE India Council


WiE Affinity Group, IEEE Pune Section

The awards are open to any individual who meets the eligibility criteria.  The individual can either self-nominate or can be nominated by third party.

No, there is no application fee.  It is free of cost.

A formal statement supporting the submitted nomination is needed. We will not accept simply, a name, email address and  telephone number. Testimonial from the referee is mandatory and will be considered on merit by jury members.

All the attachments should be in jpeg / pdf format

All applications will be treated as highly confidential and will be shared with the Award Committee members and jury                                      members only.

After you submit, we review all submissions against the set criteria.  If there is anything amiss one of the team members will  get back for clarification.  All eligible shortlisted applications will be forwarded to the Jury for further evaluation and selecting the winner.

Students and professionals from science, engineering, technology or any relevant background are open to apply.

If you have won and you are unable to attend the award ceremony, you will still receive the award.  You can either have someone represent you and receive on your behalf or we could mail it to you.

A minimum of 1 year of IEEE membership is mandatory.  Memberships taken after the announcement of the Application Open dates will not be considered as eligible.

Students and professionals from any of the SAARC countries are eligible to apply provided they meet the eligibility criteria.

No.  Award winners will have to travel to the venue on their own.  The Foundation, IEEE or the Award Committee will not bear the cost of the winner’s travel

The prize money is INR 1,25,000/- (Indian Rupees One Lakh Twenty-Five Thousand Only).  Taxes as per Indian Taxation Law is applicable and after TDS the money will be awarded to the winner.  If there is a tie and there is more than one winner, then the said amount will be shared equally among the winners.

If the winner belongs to a country other than India in the SAARC region, then the prize money will be wired to her as per IMT norms after deduction of Tax as per Indian Taxation Rules. The onus of following the protocol of receiving an IMT of the winner’s country will have to be followed by the winner.

Applicants can submit any government certified valid Citizenship / identity and nationality proof – Passport / Voter’s ID / Driving License / Birth Certificates etc.  If any other documents need to submitted, the applicant can get in touch with the  committee members at info@hfrc-ieeeawards.org