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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, ComSoc makes 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 Director of Member Services for approval.

2024 Chapter Fund Application - deadline extended until 18 March 2024

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

  • Thursday, 15 February  - Funding applications open
  • Monday, 18 March - Funding application extended deadline
  • Monday, 1 April - Chapters notified of funding status

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

Chapter Funding - India

Chapter Funding - All Other Chapters

For more information about funds for your Chapter, contact Cindy Tiritilli, ComSoc Senior Manager, Membership and Programs.

Sister Chapter Program

Piloted in 2023, the Sister Chapters program promoted cross-cultural connections and enriched the global diversity within the ComSoc community.  The pilot program brought 10 chapters together with incredible connections and outcomes. As a result of this success, the Sister Chapters Program will continue in 2024 but with funding opportunities for selected chapters. 

Coordinating shared technical programming and networking, chapters establish a formal partnership (sisterhood) with a ComSoc chapter from a different country, and preferably from a different region, with different cultural and geographic backgrounds.  The two chapters work together and may receive funding to support their efforts. 

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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.

Membership Value Research Congress

During the IEEE 2021 Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) scheduled from 7-11 December 2021 in Madrid, Spain, ComSoc brought together chapter leaders from around the world to guide our future product and service development. Product plans and recommendations formulated by the chapter leaders were presented to the ComSoc Board of Governors.

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.

IEEE Resources

IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence
IEEE Geographic Unit Reporting - New Officers & Officer Changes
IEEE Student Branches
IEEE Membership Development