Club/Chapter activity funding is a convenient resource for local clubs/chapters to fund local activities. It is available to EMBS Chapters, Student Branch Chapters, and Student Clubs. Specifically, your club/chapter may wish to apply for funding for events such as guest speakers, career fairs or industry tours.
EMBS provides up to $500 for clubs and $1000 for chapters, however this is matching funding. Your club or chapter must raise "seed" money, and EMBS provides additional support using a 2:1 matching ratio. For example, if your club raises $100, then you may apply for up to $200 from EMBS. Funds are on an as-available basis, so please get your proposals in early! (Please remember to keep all receipts as you cannot be reimbursed without them.) Proposals should be submitted to the EMBS Executive Office (see below for how to submit a proposal) at least one month prior to the event.
To request funds, student groups must submit a short, typed proposal that includes:
- description of the activity for which you require funding,
- a statement of objectives (e.g. for a seminar, your objectives might be to provide an opportunity for student members to learn about a particular topic, and to recruit new EMBS members),
- a plan briefly outlining the steps required to successfully organise the event, and
- a detailed budget, with support documents indicating the amount of money raised from other sources.
Guidelines detailing the program (step-by-step application procedure, specific requirements) are available HERE. Also, the Club/Chapter Activity Funding Request Form is available HERE.
NEW! Now you can submit your funding request on-line.
If your funding from EMBS is approved, you need to submit the Chapter Claim Form after the activity is finished. All expense receipts must be submitted for reimbursement. You will also be asked to write a report about the funded activity for the IEEE Pulse, formerly the EMB Magazine.
The Distinguished Lecturer Program is an additional source of funding for EMBS Student Clubs and Chapters. It provides clubs and chapters with the chance to bring in a top notch expert in biomedical engineering to their school. Find out more.
Each year, EMBS honors clubs and chapters that have contributed significantly to student activities with monetory awards and travel money to send a representative to the annual conference. Find out more.
Any Student Club or Branch Chapter that recruits 10 new members will receive $100. The chapter with the highest number of recruitments will get one free registration and up to $1,000 travel stipend to attend the EMBC 2011 annual conference in Boston, MA. Simply send your member applications to the EMBS Executive Office (be sure to write your Chapter/Club Name in the top right corner of the application to get credit). The Executive Office will track the number of applications submitted for each Chapter/Club for processing. All applications must be submitted by May 31, 2011 to qualify.
EMBS Executive Office
Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331
Tel: +1 732 981 3433
Fax: +1 732 465 6435
*To request more member applications, please contact the EMBS Executive Office.