2025 Call For Proposals


The IEEE Electron Devices Society solicits strategic initiatives and projects that support EDS’s mission and vision in advancing electron devices and technologies. The initiatives should aim to generate impactful outcomes to strengthen EDS's technical leadership and relevance, support its long-term growth and sustainability, and uphold its core values within the global technical communities. The typical funding for each project is $10K, with a maximum allocation of no more than $25K. This funding can be utilized in the 2025 calendar year (schedule outlined below).


The strategic initiatives and projects should support the advancement of EDS technical fields and foster the growth of EDS global communities. In addition to technical activities, publication enhancements, member services, outreach programs, and enhancements to EDS operations, we also consider initiatives that foster professional development/education or contribute to STEM-related areas. Humanitarian projects should incorporate technology components in EDS technical fields and expertise. All funded projects should benefit EDS and the community at large.


Projects Not Covered:  Individual research projects and projects that help only a local university or its students will not be considered for this special funding. Project funds cannot be spent on routine business costs such as staff labor (including contractors), travel costs, and other operational expenses. Projects containing these elements will not be approved.


Projects may be renewed for up to three years, contingent upon the availability of funds in subsequent years. A new proposal must be submitted annually. Should you seek to sustain the project beyond three years, it requires the project to be integrated into the EDS annual budgetary cycle, as proposed by the EDS Treasurer and approved by the EDS BoG.


Each project must have an EDS BoG/ExCom member serve as the Project Champion: To ensure maximum impact, close collaboration, and intimate support from EDS, your project needs to be championed by one of the EDS BoG/ExCom members with a mutual agreement. The project champion must be substantially involved in the project to ensure its success and impact. Responsibilities include direct involvement, monitoring project progress, and delivering all related project reports. The EDS BoG and ExCom members are listed on the EDS website here: https://eds.ieee.org/about-eds/governance/eds-roster. The agreed Project Champion will be asked to complete the Project Champion Form after the submission of the project proposal.


Please note that project funds cannot be sent to personal bank accounts.  If your project is approved, the funds can be sent to an IEEE Section account (if affiliated with an EDS Chapter) or to your University/Company.  Funds that are sent to your organization will need to submit a completed W8/W9 form, along with a signed IEEE Grant Agreement.


Important Dates:


1 April 2024

Call for Proposals Announced

1 May 2024

Deadline for Project Submission

15 July 2024

Initial Project Approvals Sent

November 2024

Project Funds Confirmed and Final Project Approval Sent

January 2025

Project Funds Dispersed

June 2025

Project Interim Report Due to EDS

December 2025

Project Final Report Due to EDS





Questions?    Contact the EDS Executive Office at eds@ieee.org