To: EDS Chapter Chairs

From: Albert Wang, EDS Membership Vice-President

Date: 9 October 2006

Subject: EDS Membership Fee Subsidy Program

As you all may know, the IEEE Electron Devices Society has a program called

the EDS Membership Fee Subsidy Program, whereby the Society will pay for

IEEE and EDS memberships for up to 12 of your chapter members who qualify

for IEEE minimum income status. Please note that IEEE has raised the dollar

amount of its minimum income level for 2007 membership to US$12,300 a year.

As this program can be used to pay for new memberships, it is an excellent

means to help start chapters in low income areas. The details of the

program are outlined below.


If you have any questions concerning the Program, please contact Laura

Riello ( of the EDS Executive Office.

Thank you for your continued support.


cc: SRC Chairs/Vice Chairs

Ilesanmi Adesida, EDS President

Cor Claeys, EDS Regions/Chapters Vice-President

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EDS MFSP Guidelines


IEEE policy currently allows a 50% discount on IEEE dues and one society

membership for any individual whose annual salary is less than US$12,300.

This offering is referred to as the Minimum Income Special Considerations

Option. The Electron Devices Society currently has a program for its

chapters called the Membership Fee Subsidy Program (MFSP), which both

complements the IEEE Minimum Income offering and provides a significant

additional benefit for qualified individuals.


With the EDS Membership Fee Subsidy Program, EDS will pay 50% of the IEEE

and EDS dues for any new/existing member or student qualifying for the

Minimum Income option. EDS will cover up to twelve (12) chapter

members/students per year. Each member/student can only be covered 'one

time' under this program and four of the twelve members/students each year

must be new IEEE/EDS members/students. The individuals can be applying for

either regular membership or student membership. This program is also

available to all unemployed members. Although the IEEE Minimum Income

option allows individuals to purchase publication subscriptions for

one-society at a 50% reduced rate, the EDS MFSP does not cover the payment

of publication subscriptions.


If a chapter has individuals who qualify for the reduced IEEE Minimum

Income offering and the EDS MFSP, all the Chapter Chair needs to do is

obtain the IEEE/EDS membership application forms or IEEE Renewal Bills from

all individuals participating in the program (maximum 12) and submit them

to Laura Riello of the EDS Executive Office, for processing. Once

received, the application forms will be coded with a special account number

and submitted to the pertinent IEEE department for processing.


Aside from being a program for existing EDS chapters, the EDS Membership

Fee Subsidy Program is also an extremely good means to help facilitate the

launching of new chapters in low income geographical areas. For any

questions concerning the program, please contact Laura Riello

( of the EDS Executive Office.



Laura J. Riello, EDS Sr. Administrator

IEEE Operations Center, EDS Executive Office

445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

Tel: 1-732-562-3927, Fax: 1-732-235-1626

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