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Membership

Supporting Chapter growth and member participation

IEEE ComSoc provides the necessary resources and benefits to support your Chapter’s growth and member participation. Our goal is to make your role as a volunteer Chapter leader as rewarding as possible.

Chapter Funding

Under the Chapter Funding Program, we make funds available to assist Chapters in achieving membership goals. Chapters can request funds at the beginning of the year via our annual questionnaire. These funds can be used for a variety of activities, such as special events, member recruitment, and remuneration for special lecturers. Requests are evaluated by the appropriate Regional Director and recommendations are then sent to the ComSoc Member Services Board Chair for approval. Chapter funding requests are accepted in the first quarter of
each year.

2021 Chapter Funding

This past year has brought many challenges to the world and our ComSoc community. Keeping our chapters connected and sharing ideas and knowledge is at the heart of our community. Your chapter activities and events are the lifeblood of our membership and we’re happy that ComSoc can once again support your chapter with funds to make these connections continue.

Important Dates

  • The initial call for 2021 Chapter Funding Requests closed on 15 February 2021. Chapters who have not yet requested funding in 2021 are eligible to submit a Chapter Funding Request now through Monday, 3 May.
  • Tuesday, 20 April - notify chapters who are eligible for 2021-2Q funding
  • Monday, 3 May - close submissions
  • Week of 10 May - notify chapters of funding awarded

Please click on the appropriate form below for your region and submit the form.

For more information about funds for your Chapter, contact Cindy Tiritilli, ComSoc membership manager.

Chapter Awards

IEEE Communications Society recognizes the outstanding achievements of its Chapters through two annual awards and the Chapter Achievement Award (CAA) and the Chapter of the Year Award (CoY), as well as the Membership and Global Activities Contribution Award. The CAA and the COY are given to Chapters that provide their members with the highest quality of service in the areas of technical activities, public relations, educational services, membership development, job placement support, and services geared toward Student members. The MGACA is given when the Chapter increases their membership.

To submit an award nomination for your Chapter, visit our Awards page.

Chapter Website Request Form

The IEEE Communications Society offers web hosting to IEEE's EWH Wordpress hosting for our boards, committees and Chapters. WordPress is a content management system for building and maintaining web sites. It allows you to manage your website with an easy to use interface.

Regional Chapter Chair Congress (RCCC)

Facilitating opportunities for communication throughout our organization is a cornerstone of the IEEE ComSoc network. The Regional Chapter Chair Congress is an event that encourages sharing, feedback, and networking amongst Chapter chairs, IEEE ComSoc staff, and IEEE ComSoc officers.

Distinguished Lecturer Program

The Distinguished Lecturer Program provides IEEE ComSoc local Chapters with access to lectures by renowned authorities on communications and networking. Chapter leaders can request speakers for Chapter meetings and Chapter-related events who provide a valuable service to members and your local community.

Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

Promote your Chapter’s activities in our Global Communications Newsletter (GCN). GCN provides a monthly news outlet for IEEE ComSoc’s Chapter community in addition to articles of interest from Regional telecommunications industry, operators, and academia.

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