Asked Questions

Looking to volunteer, lead a project, or partner with us? Here’s what you need to know.

How do I submit a project proposal?

You can submit a proposal via our submission platform or e-mail with your additional questions.

How much funding can I receive for a project?
Awards can be used for project-related supplies (as opposed to personnel costs) and typically range from US$1,000 to US$10,000 apiece.
What is the project approval process?
The EPICS in IEEE initiative team will review your submission and will contact you within 30 days of receipt with either a request for more information or with an acceptance or rejection notice.
How do I become a project volunteer?

Contact your local IEEE Section or contact us at

What are the submission due dates?
Applications are accepted anytime. There are no deadlines.
What are the ongoing reporting requirements?
The project leader must submit a mid-term status report six months after initial funding is approved. The project leader must also submit a final report detailing the achievement of milestones and the expenditure of funds within one month of project completion.
What are the benefits of submitting a project proposal to EPICS?
EPICS provides funding for the project as well as mentorship from engineering professionals, support, and global recognition for your project.
What types of projects does EPICS fund?

Our mission is to help create a world where engineering is intimately connected to community service. We support projects in four core areas: Access and Abilities, Education and Outreach, Environment, and Human Services. Check out our projects page for previous projects.

How does EPICS use donations?
More than 80 percent of resources raised from donors goes directly to projects that support students and communities.