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Membership Benefits

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Membership Benefit
Annual Fee$125,000$60,000+2$35,000$20,000$15,000$12,000
Research Collaboration      
Participation in CIFE Seed Research ProjectsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Visiting Scholars at CIFE1 Year3 MonthNoNoNoNo
Guidance of CIFE's Focus      
Membership on Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)1 - 3 People1 - 3 People1 - 3 People1 - 3 PeopleNo1 - 3 People
Membership on Industry Advisory Board (IAB)1 Person1 Person1 Person1 PersonNo1 Person
Participation in CIFE Events      
Summer ProgramMember rateMember rateMember rateMember rateMember rateMember rate
CIFE Conferences & WorkshopsMember rateMember rateMember rateMember rateMember rateMember rate
Interactions with CIFE Community      
Joint Student-Member Learning ExperiencesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Facilitated Recruiting of StudentsYesYesYesYesYesYes
Annual Visit from Faculty or Staff MemberYesYesYesYesNoIf possible

(1)Technology members are expected to contribute their technology and corresponding training and support free of charge to CIFE for use in research and education in addition to the annual fee.

(2) Associate Members cover at least the cost of a Visiting Scholar quarter ($25,000), but can elect to make a membership contribution up to $125,000 at which point they would become a Collaborator.