ISAE Fellow, an annual award, carries a citation, certificate, and a memento. It is awarded to members with good standing of at least 15 years life membersship/annual membership and nominated by two fellows or one gold medalist and fulfilling the following criteria:
i. Outstanding contributions made to the Society in one or more capacities as Executive Committee/ISAE Council/Chapter Executive Body member of the Society, editor/ reviewer of publications of Society, organizer of national/regional Convention of Society, enrolling large number of members of Society, employing large number of agricultural engineers, improving financial position of Society, Chairperson of committee constituted by the Society to further the goals of the Society in any of the thematic areas.
ii. Outstanding professional contributions in one of the following:
(a) Education: Establishment/ improvement of agricultural engineering education in India to be judged on the basis of establishment of new agricultural engineering Institution, design of new courses and contents, guidance to Ph.D. and Masters student leading to recognition of thesis/ teacher contribution through national awards.
(b) Research: Pioneering research contribution that led to greater recognition to agricultural engineering profession demonstrated by quality of research publications, citation index, recognition of research by national/international body, patent, product development and commercialization, adoption of research outcome by stakeholders,
(c) Entrepreneurship development: Pioneering efforts in establishment of new industry/ startup related to agricultural engineering sector generating employment opportunities, establishing manufactured product demand among stakeholders,
(d) Extension/field work: Pioneering efforts in field applications of agricultural engineering hardware/technology leading to mass adoption to be judged on the basis of supporting evidence in introduction of new implement/tool/technology with large scale adoption/land water management treatment leading to large scale area treatment for soil moisture security/irrigation system leading to mass adoption and evidence of enhanced water productivity/energy gadget or technology leading to established energy conservation/post-harvest, processing, value addition technology with established market penetration,
(e) Industry: Owner/nominee of the company that is corporate member establishing industry in any recognized field of agricultural engineering that led to large scale employment and making available quality commercial product to Indian farmers; to be judged on the basis of number of agricultural engineers on roll, market share in Indian market, annual domestic sale and export. Industry should be at least 15-year old, and should have been recognized by central/state Government agencies for its quality product and services to farmers.
Applicant should be nominated by one Gold medalist/past President/Head of Organization/ Deputy Director General ICAR or two ISAE Fellows. Claims must be certified from the Head of organizations. Upon selection, the awardee shall pay one-time fellowship contribution of Rs. 5000/- (Rupees five thousand only) to the society before the presentation of the fellowship.