The IEEE new initiative process allows for new initiative evaluation at any time during the year via a two-phased proposal submission process. This process aims to:
Typical new initiatives are expected to require US$100,000 or more for a 12-month period. However, any project proposed to the New Initiative Committee with a total budget exceeding US$40,000 will be considered a New Initiative. Multi-year funding is allowable, with a maximum of up to three 12-month periods.
The Seed Grant proposal process should be used for smaller-scale or high-risk proposals when relatively small (up to or less than US$40,000) amounts of funding are required.
The new initiative program is designed to support potential new programs, products, or services that will provide significant benefit to IEEE members, the public, the technical community, and customers, or which could have lasting impact on the IEEE or its business processes. Initiatives must be of strategic importance to IEEE.
A request for new initiative funding may be submitted by any IEEE member, volunteer, or IEEE unit, either individually or in cooperation with an IEEE staff group.
While IEEE staff proposals generally are considered to be operational, they may be submitted for consideration if they meet both of the following criteria:
All proposals must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from a volunteer champion. Learn more about the volunteer champion requirements in the explanation of the two-phased new initiative proposal submission process.
Phase one involves the submission of a preliminary proposal for New Initiatives Committee (NIC) review. The steps in phase 1 are as follows.
Phase two requires the submission of the complete proposal after acceptance in phase one. The steps in phase two are as follows.
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