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IEEE is offering grants for graduate and upperclassman design project student application papers.

Grants include US$500 for students, with additional honoraria for faculty mentors.


Eligibility and requirements

IEEE is offering grants to both students and faculty mentors to help with graduate and capstone design projects with an industry standards component.* 

IEEE will publish the results as a student application paper.

Student(s) beginning a design or development project will submit an abstract summary describing the project, which includes:

  • a summary of the project goal (i.e., what are you trying to build?);
  • an understanding of what standards are being considered to achieve the project goal;
  • a declaration of intention to submit an application paper for publication by the IEEE upon completion of the project;
  • a statement of endorsement from a faculty mentor must be included.

*Examples of industry standards: IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs, IEEE 11073 Standards for Health Infomatics, National Electric Safety Code, etc. For a list of IEEE groups working on industry standards, see Standards Working Groups. Note that eligible projects may also use non-IEEE standards.


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Application deadlines

Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year.

Deadlines for 2015 student grant applications:

  • 30 January
  • 15 March
  • 15 June
  • 15 October 

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