Funding

The IEEE Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC) encourages the development of local activities that are of educational and professional value to WIE members and increase the visibility of women in the profession.  To assist IEEE WIE Affinity Groups, the WIEC has a limited amount of funding available to support such activities.  The amount of funding is limited yearly; therefore, we cannot guarantee the availability of funds, and we advise that groups submit their proposals as early as possible. 

Please note: WIE Initial and Special Funding are not available at this time. The process will reopen in the Fall for 2023 proposals.

Types of Funding:

1. Start-Up/Initial Funding

Newly established WIE Affinity Groups and WIE Student Branch Affinity Groups are eligible to request up to US$200 in start-up funding.

Initial Funding Request Conditions:

Conditions for Receiving Initial Funding:

  • Initial funding may be provided only once per group.
  • The limit of each funding request is up to US$200.  Proposals must include details on how the funds will be used.

Process for Receiving Initial Funding:

  • WIE Initial Funding Request Form
  • An initial funding request must be submitted by the WIE Affinity Group Chair or WIE Student Branch Affinity Group Chair/Advisor to wie-funding@ieee.org by using the Initial Funding form linked below.
  • Activity Report

An activity report must be submitted to wie-funding@ieee.org within thirty days (30) after the conclusion of the activity with details of the use of funds.

2. Special Funding

WIE Affinity Groups and WIE Student Branch Affinity Groups are eligible to request up to US$400 in funding for special projects or activities that align with the mission and vision of IEEE WIE. The IEEE WIE Committee invites WIE Affinity Group Officers/Society Officers to submit Special Funding requests to bid for special funds.

Conditions for Receiving Special Funding:
Funding is available for partnering IEEE Societies and WIE Affinity Groups to hold activities in line with the mission and vision of IEEE WIE.
The limit of each funding request is up to US$400. Proposals must include details on how the funds will be used with expenses itemized in US dollars.
Priority will be provided to WIE Affinity Groups/Societies that have not received funding support.
Funding will be determined based on the annual budget.
Affinity Group may receive funding only once per year.
Meal costs may be included in the submission if the activity aligns with the mission and vision of IEEE WIE.
Individual travel expenses (of any kind) will not be approved.

Process for Receiving Special Funding:

WIE Special Funding Request Form
A special funding request must be submitted by the WIE Affinity Group Chair to wie-funding@ieee.org by using the Special funding form linked below.
Please submit your funding request at least ninety (90) days before the date of the event. Past events are not eligible for funding.

Activity Report
If the special funding request has been initially approved, the WIE Affinity Group/Society must submit an activity report with details on the use of funds.
The activity report must be submitted within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of the activity.
If a report is not received, future requests for one year will not be reviewed and/or awarded.
The activity report may be published in WIE publications and/or social media platforms. Activity report should include a one-page summary (Word format) and image files (.JPG) image files. Please do not embed images in the report.
Funding will be provided after the activity is held and upon receipt of the activity report.

Special Funding – Submission Deadlines for 2023 Proposals:
31 October 2022, 11:59 pm EDT
31 January 2023, 11:59 pm EST
30 April 2023, 11:59 pm EST
31 July 2023, 11:59 pm EDT
31 October 2023, 11:59 pm EDT

Important Requirements: IEEE Activities with Children

IEEE is committed to providing an enriching experience and safe environment for all children who participate in IEEE programs and activities, throughout the myriad of educational programs, STEM projects and related opportunities.  If you currently participate in IEEE programs that involve working with children, or plan to do so, you must first visit the IEEE Activities with Children page to complete requirements.