Have you written a technical paper for the annual
EMC Society’s International Symposium on EMC and your manager
has denied your travel request? Have you volunteered to participate
in a workshop, tutorial or demonstration that provides significant
value to the annual Symposium and your travel funds are limited?
If your answer to either question is YES, then the EMC Society
may be able to help.
For the past few years, the EMC Society has had a program for
assisting economically disadvantaged engineers with financial
support to travel to the annual Symposium based on an expense
reimbursement approach. This program is not well known to members
and it has not been well advertised.
Under the FAPEDE, financial support is limited to symposium registration
(excluding optional activities and services) and travel and lodging
expenses. The EMC Society member must request financial assistance
through an application form and provide two endorsement letters
such as, 1) a co-worker or supervisor, and 2) a regional or local
IEEE office (Section Chairman, Vice Chair, EMC Society Chapter
Chair, etc.). The endorsement must identify the applicant is in
need of financial assistance. The applicant must also provide
proof of commitment to participate at the Symposium (through pre-registration)
in addition to agreeing that they will support their IEEE Section
or their EMC Society Chapter (through the letter of commitment
by applicant) by presenting their paper or other element of their
participation at the Symposium to fellow engineers at the local
Applications will be reviewed by the Financial Assistance Program
committee, which is formed by the EMC Society Board of Directors.
The committee will take into account the technical merit of the
paper and if participation provides a substantial contribution
to the Symposium, plus timely submittal of the application. The
committee will determine the extent of financial assistance to
be provided by the EMC Society. Funds are limited.
If there are multiple authors of the paper, only the presenter
can apply for financial assistance.
This program is meant to help remove the financial barrier that
exists in many parts of the world and bring EMC excellence to
the annual Symposium.
The specifics of this program and the application form are located
on the EMC Society’s web page at www.emcs.org EMC