They could follow in the footsteps of Tim Berners Lee, Bill Gates, Vint Cerf, and Grace Hopper by receiving Distinguished Fellowship of BCS.

Over 30 digital masterminds hold this prestigious title for their contribution to IT. What’s most potent about all of them is that they’ve used their foresight to pursue developments that benefit our society.

We’re able to officially recognise and thank them for their ingenuity thanks to our royal charter.

How do I nominate for the Distinguished Fellowship?

Eligible candidates

We welcome nominations from all backgrounds and from anywhere in the world. The nominee's contribution should be considered of major importance to the overall development of computing, and they will have gained substantial recognition over an extensive and sustained career.

They do not have to be members of the Institute to be nominated. They can be nominated by members and non-members.

Rules of submission

Our nomination period is open from early May until mid June each year and anyone can be nominated by anyone - you do not even have to be a BCS member.

How to nominate

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Our Distinguished Fellows

Find out who’s received this prestigious award.

Roll of Distinguished Fellows