Workshop and Symposia Assistance

Procedure for up to $500 Event Funding

The MTT-S ADCOM has established a fund to aid needy chapters in putting on workshops and symposia. The fund provides $500 seed money per chapter to aid in putting on a yearly workshop or symposia. We have limited funding so please do not apply unless the money is truly needed.

NOTE:  Chapter Activity and Chapter Workshop/Symposia funding is closed for 2017.  Chapter funding opportunities for 2018 will be announced when funding becomes available and policies are defined.  This information may not be available until early in 2018.

Criteria for up to $500 Event Funding

The requirements for a qualifying workshop or symposia are:

  • The meeting must be at least four hours in length
  • An IEEE membership booth must be present at the event
  • The MTT-S Regional Coordinator for the chapter must endorse the proposed event

To apply for this program, please complete the online Workshop & Symposia Assistance form.



Procedure for $500 to $3000 Event Funding

With the approval of the Chair of the Membership and Geographic Activities Committee, [search for "(MGA)" on that page] funding of up to $1000 may be approved for a local chapter Workshop or Symposia.  As a general rule, local Workshop/Symposia funding of over $500 requires that the product of the expected number of attendees x total hours of the event exceeds 50.   A rule-of-thumb guideline for workshop/symposia funding exceeding $500 is

$(TOTAL MTT FUNDING) < (attendees)*(hours)*0.5 +$130.

Criteria for $500 to $3000 Event Proposal

The requirements for a qualifying workshop or symposia are:

  • A proposal must be submitted with a budget to the MGA Committee Chair
  • The event must have a high quality technical topic and good speakers
  • The event must be a one full day or multiple day Workshop/Colloquium
  • The event must anticipate at least 30 attendees
  • Funding may be used for Speaker’s travel 
  • Funding may not be used for attendees' travel
  • Funding will not be provided for a social meeting or regular chapter meeting. 
  • An IEEE membership booth must be present at the event
  • Event organizers must obtain endorsement from their MTT-S Regional Coordinator
  • The MGA chair will approve funding based on Regional Coordinator endorsement, technical program strength, and budget needs

You may submit your proposal for >$500 event funding to the MTT-Society MGA Committee Chair .

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