Chapter Resources

Curated resources to help support chapter leaders to deliver effective benefits to their membership.

Forming a Chapter

IEEE Computer Society Chapter Funding

The IEEE Computer Society has two types of chapters that can be formed: professional and student.

  • Start a chapter.  Please visit our Start a Chapter page to learn more.
  • File for reimbursement. Newly created Computer Society chapters can be reimbursed for chapter expenses up to $150 (when approved by the local chair).

Please submit the Chapter Funds Request Form (Excel file) to  chapters@computer.org.

Funding & Support

More Support For Chapters

Chapter Grants Program. Chapter activities and events are the lifeblood of our membership and the IEEE Computer Society is excited to support chapters with funds to help make extraordinary chapter events possible.

  • Applying. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Successful applications will include proposals with meaningful activities and document a path to chapter growth.
  • Amounts. Grant applications can be submitted for amounts (USD) of: small (up to $500),  medium ($500 to $1000), or large  ($1000 to $2000). Larger grants should outline how the planned activities will impact the chapter, the Computer Society and/or the world. In lieu of monetary funds chapters applications may be submitted for a 12 month Zoom Meeting license.
  • Availability. Funds are limited, and  available on a first-come, first-served basis. Chapters are encouraged to plan out yearly activities and apply early. Chapters may apply for more than one grant.
  • Apply. To apply for a chapter grant a chapter officer must fill out the Chapter Grant Request Form.
  • Event Report. A final report will be required within 30 days of completing your activity. Information, regarding how to submit the final report, will be provided to those who receive the grant.
  • Guest Speaker. Need a speaker for your event? Make sure to visit our Distinguished Visitor Page.

Additional Funding. Each Section Chapter should receive a minimum of $200 from their Section. Additional funding is at the section’s discretion and chapters may need to submit a budget or meet other requirements to receive it. Contact your section chair for a full list of requirements.

Awards & Contests

IEEE Computer Society Member Awards

The IEEE Computer Society has various recognition opportunities for professionals and students participating in our chapters. We encourage everyone to apply or nominate a colleague for an award, scholarship, and contests.

Distinguished Visitor Program

IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Speaker

Invite an accomplished leader in computing and tech to your next chapter event. Visit our Distinguished Visitor Program page for more information on the application process. The Computer Society will also fund the travel of speakers to visit both Student and Professional Chapters.

Software and Services for Student Chapters

IEEE Computer Society Student Member Services

Although CS membership is not required to participate in student chapter events, we encourage students to become CS members and unlock access to various additional resources that can help you start your computing career. CS Student membership offers students:

IEEE Computer Society Brand Guide

Computer Society Log

IEEE Computer Society’s brand guide includes important guidelines for a cohesive identity and voice. This includes logos, typefaces, and colors.

Download IEEE Computer Society Brand Guide.

Contact IEEE Computer Society

To have a more in depth understanding of chapter benefits and resources, view the Chapters Learning Webinar. If you have any questions regarding Chapter Resources, please contact Kerry Cosby.

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