The total cost of placing an IEEE-USA Government
Fellow as an advisor to key decision-makers in Washington, including recruitment,
orientation, relocation expenses, and the Fellowship stipend, averages $60-75,000 a Fellow
per year. This cost is a major factor in determining the number of Fellows that IEEE-USA can
place, thus limiting our ability to provide this unique educational experience to our
members, as well as advice and assistance to policy-makers on the issues that affect the
engineering profession and our nation's technological competitiveness.
IEEE-USA's Congressional and Executive Fellowship
programs are supported primarily through a special assessment paid by U.S. members to
support IEEE-USA programs. In addition, IEEE-USA seeks funding through grants, and by
corporate, foundation, and personal contributions to IEEE's Government Fellowship Fund.
The Government Fellows Fund serves as both an operational fund and endowment for
IEEE-USA's Government Fellowship programs. It is administered by the IEEE-USA Government
IEEE U.S. members and other U.S. residents
interested in showing support for these programs are invited to make donations or bequests
to IEEE-USA's Government Fellowship Fund.
Gifts/bequests sufficient to
endow a Fellowship can be named for/by the giver. Charitable contributions to the IEEE and IEEE
Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law in the United States.
For other countries, please check with your local tax advisor.
For more information, contact the Program Manager
Government Fellowship Fund
2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
(phone) (202) 785-0017
(fax) (202) 785-0835