An IEEE section interested in participating in EPICS in IEEE identifies a local area coordinator who mobilizes student branches to submit proposals for funding support.
IEEE members submit prospective projects for support from EPICS in IEEE. The project must involve a non-profit organization partner, and collaboration with a local high school is also encouraged.
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
EPICS in IEEE awards can be used for project-related supplies (as opposed to personnel costs) and typically range from $1,000 to $10,000 apiece.
The project leader must submit a mid-term status report six months after initial funding approved. The project leader also must submit a final report detailing the achievement of milestones and the expenditure of funds within one month of project completion.