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. Subsequent to this first year, all new groups become currently active study groups.
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. All study groups in good standing receive $3000 per year. Currently active study groups that draw over 100 submissions to the meetings will be granted an additional bonus payment $2,000 in that particular year.
There will be a one-year grandfathering provision for 2021 to ease the adjustment to the new funding formula. During the first year of implementation, study groups will receive the maximum of the payments across the new and old funding formulae.
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.