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Membership and Project Fees

Fee Structure

Category

Membership Type

Money per Year

Vote

IP Access

Project Decisions

A

Member

Membership fee: $40K

1

Yes

Made by IAB

 

Solo Guaranteed Project

Additional project fee (see the tables below)

   

(Project is guaranteed)

 

Umbrella Project

See below for the rules

   

Made by the IAB

 

Administrative Fee

10% of membership and project fees (for Phase III, from 1 July 2017)

 

 

 

B

Affiliate

$10K (until 30 June 2017)

$12K (from 1 July 2017

0

Limited to one project only

No Say

C

Invited Observer

In-kind ($10K +)

0

No

No Say

D

Observer

In-kind (< $10K)

0

No

No Say

 IAB

The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) consists of one representative from each of the companies who sponsor the program as full members. These representatives have the responsibility for evaluating current research thrusts, suggesting new opportunities, providing input on center operations, attracting research partners to the center, and matching center capabilities with unfilled research needs.

  • Members or Affiliates: Companies, Government Agencies, R&D Organizations, and Small Businesses
  • More than one membership is allowed, though the number of IAB representatives cannot exceed one per member
  • Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) establishes bylaws for the Center
  • Invited Observer may attend the closed-door Center technical meetings, but not the IAB meetings. 

Ground Rules

  • At least two membership fees from 2 members for each “umbrella” project are needed.  Note that an “umbrella” project is defined as a cluster of related sub-projects in the same overall research area, though each sub-project may have its own distinct set of objectives. Such projects may last multiple years.
  • If a member wishes to fund a solo (guaranteed, “non-umbrella” type project), that member must pay an additional “project fee” (see the tables below). Alternatively, the member could bring in at least 1 Affiliate to their solo project.
  • The Affiliate fee increases from $10K/year to $12K/year from 1 July 2017.

 

Phase II: Fee Schedule to Ensure a Solo Guaranteed Project

Center Year

(until 30 June 2017 in Phase II)

2016

2017

Membership Fee (a)

$40K

$40K

Project Fee (b)

$10K

$12K

Cost of Solo Membership Fee

(a + b)

$50K

$52K

 

Phase III: Fee Schedule to Ensure a Solo Guaranteed Project

Center Year

(for Phase III, from 1 July 2017)

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021-22

Membership Fee (a)

$40K

$40K

$40K

$40K

$40K

Project Fee (b)

$12K

$14K

$16K

$18K

$20K

Admin Fee (c)

$5.2K

$5.4K

$5.6K

$5.8K

$6K

Cost of Solo Membership

(a + b + c)

$57.2K

$59.4K

$61.6K

$63.8K

$66K

 

 Phase III: Fee Schedule for Umbrella Project Membership

Center Year

(from 1 July 2017)

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021-22

Membership Fee (a)

$40K

$40K

$40K

$40K

$40K

Admin Fee (c)

$4K

$4K

$4K

$4K

$4K

 

Cost of Umbrella Membership

(a +  c)

$44K

$44K

$44K

$44K

$44K

Notes for “Umbrella” Type Projects in Phase III

  • At least 2 membership fees are needed ($88K/year)
  • If the Affiliate option is exercised, the fee each year is $57.2K ($44K for the Membership + $5.2K for the Administrative Fee (paid by the member) + $12K for the Affiliate).  
  • All fees indicated above are considered a minimum: Members and Affiliates are encouraged to provide supplemental funding to support the research activities associated with their project