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The following forms may be downloaded and used to submit a New Initiative Proposal or a Seed Grant Proposal.

Completed forms should be e-mailed to


IEEE new initiatives proposal form

Any IEEE member, volunteer, or IEEE organizational unit may use these forms to submit a new initiative proposal to the IEEE New Initiatives Committee (NIC). IEEE staff groups require a volunteer champion or an operational unit as a co-sponsor. Typical new initiatives are expected to require US$100,000 or more for a 12-month period. However, any project proposed to the New Initiatives Committee with a total budget exceeding US$40,000 will be considered a New Initiative and expected to be submitted on the following new initiative forms.

A new initiative proposal will identify potential new and/or different programs, products, or services that will provide significant benefit to IEEE members, the public, the technical community, or customers, or which could have lasting impact on IEEE and/or its business processes. Initiatives must be of strategic importance and demonstrate a clear benefit to IEEE.


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IEEE seed grant proposal form

The seed grant is designed for potentially small-scale and/or high-risk proposals where relatively small amounts of funding are required to get started. Seed grants are limited to projects that require funding of US$40,000 or less.  Seed grants must also demonstrate a clear benefit to IEEE, its members, the public, the technical community, or customers. Projects may be self-contained or, if successful, may serve as a demonstration of feasibility for a subsequent proposal for a higher level of funding through the New Initiative process.

Download IEEE Seed Grant Proposal Form (DOC, 77 KB)


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