Membership Fee Subsidy Program (MFSP)

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**PLEASE NOTE - This program is temporarily closed


Our society continually works to increase the value of EDS membership, and our colleagues enjoy an array of free and deeply-discounted, members-only benefits.  One EDS initiative to encourage newcomers and assist current members is the EDS Membership Fee Subsidy Program (MFSP).

This EDS program offers the generous incentive of one-year complimentary IEEE eMembership for professionals* or IEEE Student membership. With this assistance, new EDS chapters can be formed or existing chapters can increase their local membership.

*Only applicants who meet IEEE requirements for reduced membership dues may apply.

 All EDS MFSP applications must be coordinated by EDS Chapter Officers. Please do not submit individual requests.

The EDS Membership Fee Subsidy Program policy is as follows:
  • New IEEE applicants must indicate in their IEEE Account that they qualify for reduced IEEE membership dues.
    • A complete list of special circumstances eligible for reduced IEEE membership dues can be found on the IEEE website:
    • Current IEEE member applicants must be sure their member accounts reflect their eligibility for reduced IEEE membership rates.
  • EDS will cover up to fifteen (15) chapter members/students per year, for each eligible EDS chapter located in a country where the per capita gross national income (GNI) does not exceed US$15,000 (per World Bank guidelines, using a three-year average).
  • No individual applications will be accepted. All applications must be sent by an EDS chapter officer.
    • An email announcement is sent to all eligible EDS chapters once the IEEE membership enrollment period begins.
  • IMPORTANT: The EDS Membership Fee Subsidy is a 'one time only' member benefit for each applicant.
  • Five of the fifteen applicants from each chapter must be new IEEE or EDS members.

To request an enrollment package for your chapter, please contact the EDS Executive Office.