In addition to maintaining ten CEA members in the study group, funding is now granted as per the following.
Organized study groups that manage submissions for the CEA conference will receive no funding, $3,000 or $5,000 per year depending on their status with the CEA. New study groups are provided start-up funds of $3000 in the first year they manage submissions and organize sessions for the CEA meeting. After this first year, all new groups become currently active study groups. Start-up funds may be renewed for up to three years at the discretion of the Board.
Currently active study groups must draw/provide/manage a minimum of 25 submissions to the CEA meetings on average in the last three years to remain in good standing. The lower limit of 25 submission may be interpreted with flexibility by the Board. All study groups in good standing receive $3000 per year.
Currently active study groups that draw/provide/manage over 100 submissions on average in the last three years are granted an additional bonus payment of $2,000 in that particular year. This is in addition to the $3,000 they receive for being a group in good standing. The lower limit of 100 submission may be interpreted with flexibility by the Board.
Note: The CEA will not provide study group funding in the form of a personal cheque. All disbursements must be made payable to a university or an institution.