EMBS funding is available only to EMBS Chapters, EMBS Student Branch Chapters and EMBS Student Clubs. Matching funds of up to $500 for clubs and up to $1000 for chapters are available to those Chapters/Clubs interested in hosting a Distinguished Lecturer event. The matching ratio is 2:1, with EMBS providing up to twice the amount raised from some other source. A limited amount of funding is available, so please get your requests in early.
If EMBS funding is sought to support a Distinguished Lecturer for a particular meeting, matching funds should be requested in advance. This way, the EMBS Executive Office is aware of the event, they can confirm the funds are available and can promote it accordingly. The following procedures should occur:
- The hosting club or chapter should first approach a Distinguished Lecturer informally to determine their general availability on the dates of interest, indicating that the booking is subject to funding. [optional]
- Write to the EMBS Executive Office with a request for funding, when submitting request, please provide information on sponsor funds.
- Contact and arrange a program date with the Distinguished Lecturer only after funding has been finalized.
- Following the lecture, a report suitable for publishing in the IEEE PULSE should be filed by the hosting club or chapter with the EMBS Executive Office.