Team-specific information on instructional delivery modes for Spring is being posted in Canvas/Oscar (as with other courses).  Students and instructors can also refer to the VIP policy on delivery modesFor current information on campus social distancing measures, please visit GA Tech's Moving Foward page.

How to Become a VIP Industry Affiliate

  • Click Here for a printable flyer with details about the VIP Industry Affiliates Program.

  • Explore the list of VIP Teams and choose which teams(s) your company or organization would like to support.  (VIP staff can assist and facilitate introductions if desired.)

  • Contact Kitty Vogt ( or the advisor(s) of the specific team(s) of interest and ask to establish a VIP Industry Affiliate relationship.

  • VIP Industry Affiliates provide $15,000 or more per team, per year for the support of student activities.

  • Funds are designated for student support only. (See parameters, below.) No deliverables or tangible benefits may be conveyed.  

  • Interactions between the VIP Industry Affiliate and the selected team(s) are tailored to fit mutual interests and may include, for example, invitations to attend team meetings and end-of-semester presentations.


Funding Parameters

  • No direct benefits or contractual requirements/deliverables can be conveyed to the funding source.

  • The VIP Industry Affiliate may not dictate research activities of the team.

  • No intellectual property is assigned to the VIP Industry Affiliate.

  • The VIP Industry Affiliate may not require that information shared with the team be kept confidential.

  • Unless restricted by the funding source, funds can be used for:

- Equipment
- Materials & Supplies
- Student Travel
- Printing/Fabrication Services
- Student Wages
- Food for Team Events
  • Funds may not be used for instructor support.

  • Expenditures must comply with Georgia Tech purchasing policies & procedures.

  • No indirect costs are charged to Industry Affiliate funds, but fringe benefits may be charged if relevant to fund expenditures.