Student Transition and Elevation Partnership (STEP) Funding

This funding stream is designed specifically to bring together students (mainly IEEE Graduate Student Members) and young professionals. It aims to introduce current and potential IEEE Members to IEEE Young Professionals, provide context about the Committee’s work to benefit young professionals, and give details on how to become involved.

STEP events must ease and/or assist the student-to-professional transition.

Consider the following:



Funding amount

Funding Application Endorsement Requirement

It is expected that event organizers personally verify qualifying endorsers as outlined in the funding application categories above. Events applications endorsed by non-qualifying individuals will not be considered.

Consider the following:

Funding Qualification Criteria

Event organizers are expected to review and adhere to the following stipulations. Please email with questions.

Event Reporting Requirements

Approved event funding will only be distributed once follow-up materials have been received and reviewed for quality. Follow-up materials must be submitted within 4 weeks after the event takes place/by the deadline set in the proposal call window. The required follow-up materials include:

Important Reminders for Online Application Submission

The IEEE YP Funding Portal is accessible here. Please note the following important reminders:

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