SSCS offers three kinds of chapter subsidies

  1. Annual stipends for chapter maintenance
  2. Extra Chapter subsidies for one-of-a-kind chapter-sponsored events***
  3. Emerging Economies Membership Subsidy Program (EEMSP) offering dues assistance by SSCS

***Extra Chapter Subsidy applications must be submitted individually for each event, not within chapter maintenance subsidy requests.


The Annual Chapter Subsidy Deadline: TBD

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.


Extra Chapter Subsidies Deadlines:  TBD

SSCS chapters are eligible for extra chapter 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. 

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 

Receive letter from Chapter Chair announcing program has begun.

Then, to apply, 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. 


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 (  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


NOTE:  Chapters that receive grants through the SSCS Extra Chapter Subsidy program must submit the following documentation before and after each event:

A one page evaluation must be submitted no later than two months after the event and should include the following:

  1. Describe the success of the actual event.
  2. Itemize the actual expenses.
  3. Provide photographs for SSCS newsletter.
  4. Email a press release to for the SSCS website and/or Magazine.





The Solid-State Circuits Society has a program for its chapters called the Emerging Economies Membership Subsidy Program (EEMSP), which compliments the IEEE Mimimum Income Special Considerations Option and provides a significant additional benefit for qualifIed individuals.

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 $ 12,600 USD.   This offering is referred to as the Minimum Income Society Considerations Option.

EEMSP Policy

The SSCS Emerging Ecomomies Membership Subsidy Program will pay the remaining 50% of the IEEE and SSCS dues for one year for new and renewing members who qualify for the IEEE Minimum Income Special Considerations Option, including those who are unemployed.  

SSCS will cover up to six (6) members in Joint Chapters per year and up to twelve (12) members in Single Chapters.  Although the IEEE Minimum Income Special Consideations 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.


If a Chapter has individuals who qualify for the IEEE Minimumu Income Special Considrations Option and the SSCS EEMSP, these individuals need to go to the IEEE Membership Database and create a member profile.   Once a profile is created, a customer/member number will be generated.   Then the Chapter Chair should send the list of individuals' names, email addresses and customer/member numbers to SSCS Administrator, Lauren Caruso (  If a Chapter has individuals who qualify but are renewing, the Chair just needs to send the list of names, email addresses and customer/member number to Lauren.   Once received, Lauren will take care of obtaining the memberships for the individuals.

Any questions may be directed to Lauren Caruso at