IEEE members submit project proposals for funding from EPICS in IEEE. The project must involve a non-profit organization partner, and must provide a technical solution in IEEE fields of interests to problems in one or more of the EPICS in IEEE categories. Collaboration with a local high school is also encouraged. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
The following information should be included in the application:
- contact information for the project lead and alternate;
- non-profit community organization partner and their mission;
- secondary-school partner*;
- project duration;
- detailed budget;
- project title and emphasis, and
- project description, objectives and methodology.
(*If partners have not been identified, a pre-application can be submitted for feedback on a proof of concept.)
The EPICS in IEEE team will review the submission and will notify the project lead within 30 days of receipt. If the application is accepted and funding is provided, the project lead agrees to provide reports on technical plans/progress, student demographics and student outcomes to the EPICS in IEEE team. EPICS in IEEE awards are to be used for project-related supplies (as opposed to personnel costs) and typically range from $1,000 to $10,000 apiece.