SSCS offers three kinds of chapter subsidies
- Annual stipends for chapter maintenance
- Extra Chapter subsidies for one-of-a-kind chapter-sponsored events***
- Emerging Economies Membership Subsidy Program (EEMSP) offering dues assistance
***Extra Chapter Subsidy applications must be submitted individually for each event, not within chapter maintenance subsidy requests.
The Annual Chapter Subsidy Deadline: November 2, 2016 - December 2, 2016
SSCS single chapters are eligible for up to $2,000 a year to subsidize chapter maintenance costs.
SSCS joint chapters are eligible for up to $1,000 a year; joint chapters in their first year may receive up to $2,000. Chapter maintenance subsidies are issued only once a year, and are not automatically renewed for subsequent years.
How to Apply
Please follow the same How to Apply procedure as for the SSCS "Extra Chapter Subsidy" immediately below, making sure to provide banking details and submitting your request between July 1st and October 15th.
Extra Chapter Subsidies
SSCS chapters are eligible for extra subsidies to support one-time special events such as workshops, short courses, and mini-conferences that are not covered by the annual chapter maintenace subsidy.
Biannual Application Timeframes:
To improve processing efficiency, the Society has established two application “windows” per year for submitting extra chapter subsidy applications:
- June 14, 2016 - July 14, 2016
- November 23, 2016 – December 2, 2016
Limitation: The maximum award for any given event is $5,000; the maximum that each chapter may receive in a given year is $5,000.
How to Apply
Please click on the following link:
Click on LOGIN WITH IEEE. At the next page, you must sign in with your IEEE Account.
Once signed in, you will be brought to the Welcome page.
Hover mouse over words, IEEE SOCIETY AWARDS, and see a drop down of Society Names.
Click on IEEE SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS SOCIETY AWARDS.
On the next page, click on 2016 Spring Chapter Subsidy. This will bring you to the application.
Begin filling in the information for your application. NOTE that those items with an asterisk are required fields. You cannot submit an application unless required fields are populated.
When you have finished the first page, please click SAVE AND NEXT at the bottom right. This will take you to the second page of the application. There are three pages in total. Continue filling in your information until you have completed the third page.
Note that, if you wish to save your application and go back to it at a later date, you only need to click the SAVE AND CONTINUE button or if you are on the third page, the SAVE button. Doing this will not submit the application and you will still have access to it to work on at a later time.
At the end of the third page, which is also the end of the application, you will see the button at the bottom, SAVE AND FINALIZE. Once you click this button, your application will be submitted and you will no longer be able to access it. Should you find that you do need to access a submitted application, you will need to contact Lauren Caruso (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will be able to either make the change for you (if it is small) or give you access to the application, so you may revise it yourself.
After you have submitted your application you will see an on-screen note letting you know that it was submitted successfully. You will also receive an email (to the email you listed in the application) telling you the same information
Note: After hitting SAVE AND FINALIZE, if you have missed any required fields, the system will NOT submit your application, tell you what is missing and allow you to go back and fill in the missing information.
If everything is good when you click on SAVE AND FINALIZE at the end, you will see the word, SUCCESS, highlighted in green in the upper right side of the page.
For questions regarding application submission, please contact Lauren Caruso at email@example.com.
NOTE: Chapters that receive grants through the SSCS Extra Chapter Subsidy program must submit the following documentation before and after each event:
One page evaluation to be submitted no later than two months after the event. This should include the following:
- Describe the success of the actual event.
- Itemize the actual expenses.
- Provide photographs for SSCS newsletter.
- Email a press release to firstname.lastname@example.org for the SSCS website and/or Magazine.
Banking arrangements for Extra Chapter Subsidies are the same as for annual chapter subsidies.
Emerging Economies Membership Subsidy Program: The Solid-State Circuits Society has a program for its chapters called the "Emerging Economies Membership Subsidy Program" (EEMSP), which complements the IEEE Minimum Income Special Considerations Option and provides a significant additional benefit for qualified individuals. The SSCS Emerging Economies Membership Subsidy Program is also an extremely good means to help facilitate the launching of new chapters in low income geographical areas.
IEEE Minimum Income Special Considerations Option
IEEE policy currently allows a 50% discount on IEEE dues, plus one society membership, for any individual whose annual salary is less than US $12,600. This offering is referred to as the "Minimum Income Special Considerations Option."
The SSCS Emerging Economies Membership Subsidy Program will pay the remaining 50% of the IEEE and SSCS dues for two consecutive years for new members who qualify for the IEEE Minimum Income Special Considerations Option, including those who are unemployed. Likewise, the SSCS Emerging Economies Membership Subsidy Program will pay the full amount for new students for two consecutive years, since they are not subsidized by the IEEE. Renewing or reinstating SSCS members/students who were not subsidized by EEMSP last year are not eligible.
SSCS will cover up to six (6) members/students in Joint chapters per year, and up to twelve (12) members/students in Single chapters. Although the IEEE Minimum Income Special Considerations Option allows individuals to purchase publication subscriptions for one-society at a 50% reduced rate, the SSCS EEMSP does not cover the payment of publication subscriptions.
How to Apply
A chapter with individuals who qualify for the IEEE Minimum Income Special Considerations Option and the SSCS EEMSP simply needs to submit their names by email to Lauren Caruso, SSCS Administrator, who will forward them to the appropriate IEEE unit for authorization. Alternatively, a chapter may collect IEEE/SSCS membership applications from each of the individuals who wish to participate in the program and send them to Lauren Caruso at the SSCS Executive Office.
For questions concerning the program, you may contact her by email at the address given above.