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The IEEE Student Enterprise Award provides financial help to Student members who are looking to implement an idea for a project. It enables IEEE Student members to work with others on an engineering project, while simultaneously strengthening Student Branch programs. Topics may be of a technical or non-technical nature from research on cutting edge technology, humanitarian, and community service programs.


Eligibility criteria

  1. IEEE Student members of the Student Branch who have an idea for a project.
  2. Late submissions may be disqualified or penalized at the reviewer’s discretion.


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Nomination process

  1. A project proposal must be submitted via My Review Room.
  2. Each Student Branch may submit only one proposal a year. If you have more than one team interested, the Student Branch must hold a run-off to decide which proposal will be submitted to IEEE.
  3. Goals must be stated in the proposal, evidence must be given to indicate that two or more Branch members will be involved to promote teamwork, and a budget must be included.
  4. Supporting document (optional) may be attached; should not exceed five (5) pages. The document may have photographs, media coverage, graphs, figures, etc.
  5. Winning Student Branches are required to submit brief progress reports and photos, as requested, in addition to an interim Report and a final Report.


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1 February (annually)


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Evaluation criteria

A judging committee of the Student Activities Committee (SAC) members will evaluate each proposal based on established criteria and rules. 



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Funding for the project up to US$1,500.


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2015 recipients

Region 2:

  • Drexel University


Region 3:

  • University of Alabama – Birmingham
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Florida


Region 6:

  • University of California Los Angeles


Region 7:

  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Calgary


Region 8:

  • IEEE Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands
  • National Engineering School of Sfax - ENIS
  • Univ of Patras
  • Eindhoven Univ of Technology
  • Benha University – Shoubra
  • University of Passau
  • University Of Thessaly - Lamia
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • ISCTE University Inst of Lisbon
  • Izmir Institute of Technology
  • Middle East Technical University
  • University of Southampton


View past winners of the IEEE Student Enterprise Award (PDF, 28 KB).


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