STFs * Funding * ETSI budget

STF requests under ETSI budget

The ETSI budget is allocated by the ETSI Board.

In the interim periods, proposals for urgent STF requests can be considered.

Here is the calendar for the next allocations of the ETSI budget, 4th allocation 2018:

ETSI STF budget 1st allocation 2019 process and calendar

Until 14 Dec 2018

Collect draft ToR from TBs

download template skeleton or template with instructions

send draft to FPO:

19 Dec 2018

Consistency check between ETSI Secretariat and TB

20 Dec 2018

Full ToR available(TB approved, possibly in parallel to this budget allocation)

21 Dec 2018 - 15 Jan 2019

OCG/Board consultation by correspondence (2 weeks)

16 Jan 2019

Inclusion of comments from OCG/Board consultation and ETSI Secretariat validation

Final version of ToRs available for STF Review Panel GoToMeeting

17 Jan 2019 


STF Review Panel: OCG/Board GoToMeeting to assess TB requests and make recommendations on the priority for the allocation of the budget.

18 Jan 2019          

GoToMeeting restricted to Board members, if an agreement on priority cannot be achieved in the open meeting (In order to avoid conflict of interest, Board Members who are also stakeholders in an STF proposal are not entitled to participate in this meeting).

23 Jan 19

OCG/BOARD documents with STF review panel recommendation published for decision

30 Jan 19

Board#121 approval



If the request concerns the continuation of an existing STF activity, the TB must provide an overview of the results achieved and resources spent by the previous STFs in this domain.

The ToR must provide a detailed description of the work to be done and an accurate estimate of the maximum budget required to perform the work.

The ETSI Secretariat will make a consistency check of the STF request and may come back to the TB Chairman with comments and/or proposals to improve the ToR and/or the presentation of the business case to the OCG/Board.  If it is not possible to achieve an agreement on the consistency check, the document will be submitted to the OCG/Board consultation according to the instruction of the TB Chairman but with comments from the Secretariat.

The STF requests must be approved by the reference TB before being submitted to the OCG/Board. 

Given the time constraints if the draft ToR have not  been approved by the TB before the submission of the proposal, then the approval calendar must be identified in the ToR.