IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee - Calls for Sustainable Development related Projects and Events

The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee supports the IEEE Board of Directors' Vision of IEEE Volunteer "feet-on-the-ground" activities. HAC supports Sustainable Development & Humanitarian Technology related IEEE volunteer activities by

- Providing educational, mentoring and networking support

- Promoting and supporting collaboration by IEEE and non-IEEE volunteers through IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) Program

- Building strategic partnerships with other relevant stakeholders

- Providing assistance to volunteers who support local teams undertaking "feet-on-the ground" community based activities

- Providing financial support to relevant projects and events

Please find below information on upcoming Calls for Proposals to support Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology-oriented projects and events. It is necessary to download the documents related to each call to learn more about what type of activities can be funded and if IEEE Members need to be involved in the application and activities foreseen. For all funding application there is no funding available towards person time or overheads as the funding is focused on supporting volunteer activities. SIGHT funding can only be applied for by a SIGHT.

Projects - Supporting Experienced Teams with a strong track record

Proposals demonstrating clear understanding of target community needs, alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and volunteer "feet-on-the ground" activities strengthening local capacity through technology adaptation and deployment

- Grants of US$20k - $60k per funded project (max. 12 month duration)

- 2018 Call for Proposal Deadlines: 31 March, 30 June, 01 September

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Events - Supporting Sustainable Development activities within existing events

Support for showcasing sustainable development and humanitarian technology activities within existing events - e.g., sessions, tracks, workshops, keynote speakers and panelists: Support developing sessions, identifying speakers, publicity

- Partial grant funding of up to US$15k towards specific activities

- 2018 Call for Proposal deadlines: 15 March, 15 May, 15 July

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SIGHT Projects - Supporting SIGHT Groups located in target country/countries

Proposals demonstrating consultation with and a clear understanding of the needs of target communities as well as active local stakeholder involvement in "feet on the ground" activities leveraging appropriate use of technology

- Grants of US$1,000 - $19,999 per funded project (max. 12 month duration)

- 2018 Call for Proposal Deadlines: 31 March, 30 June, 01 September

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