This award was given for "the most outstanding survey, review, or tutorial paper published in the IEEE Transactions, Journals, Magazines, or in the Proceedings of the IEEE between 1 January and 31 December of the preceding year". The award recipient was selected from the nominees by IEEE's Prize Papers/Scholarship Awards Committee and Awards Board.
The following people received the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award:
2016: Timothy York, Samuel B. Powell, Shenkui Gao, Lindsey Kahan, Tauseef Charanya, Debajit Saha, Nicholas W. Roberts, Thomas W. Cronin, Justin Marshall, Samuel Achilefu, Spencer P. Lake, Baranidharan Raman and Viktor Gruev
2015: Theodore S. Rappaport, Shu Sun, Rimma Mayzus, Hang Zhao, Yaniv Azar, Kevin Wang, George N. Wong, Jocelyn K. Schulz, Mathew Samimi and Felix Gutierrez, Jr.
2014: Dipankar Raychaudhuri and Narayan B. Mandayam
2013: Stefano Galli, Anna Scaglione and Zhifang Wang