Technical Education Program - Summer Schools
Each year, the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society offers financial support for three Technical Education Programs (RAS-TEP), formerly Summer Schools. In efforts to bring RAS closer to its membership, these programs rotate though the Americas, Europe and Asia and Pacific.
The RAS-TEP program is jointly run by the Member Activities Board (MAB) and the Technical Activities Board (TAB). The program is intended to sponsor or co-sponsor up to three summer schools per year around the world. One of the three summer schools will be fully sponsored by RAS to a level of $40,000, and it will rotate annually through RAS' three geographical regions in a round robin fashion. The other two summer schools will be cosponsored with interested organizations in the other two geographical regions up to a level of $20,000 each.
The review of summer school proposals is based on assessments from two different viewpoints, the first one with respect to the general structure, including organizational matters and budget, and the second one with respect to the technical content:
The Education Committee will check the general organizational structure of the summer school, including budget aspects and guide through the general application process.
Suited Technical Committees (TCs) of the RAS have to endorse the proposal. Current TCs are listed at: www.ieee-ras.org/technical-committees.
For complete details on proposing a RAS-TEP, visit the Society Resource Center.
Deadlines for the submission of proposals for the coming years are as follows:
Proposals for 2014
Deadline: 1 April 2013
Decision: ICRA 2013
Full sponsorship ($40,000) for Area 1 (Americas)
Proposals for 2015
Deadline: 1 April 2014
Decision: ICRA 2014
Full sponsorship ($40,000) for Area 2 (Europe, Africa, Middle East)