IEEE SIGHTApply for IEEE SIGHT Project Funding

NOTE: IEEE SIGHT is no longer accepting Projects proposals in 2019. The 2020 Call for Proposals and new submission deadlines will be announced in December 2019/January 2020.

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The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) is tasked with supporting the IEEE Board-endorsed vision of IEEE volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful Humanitarian Activities at the local level – i.e. “feet on the ground.” IEEE HAC funds the activities of the SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) Program, which is a network of IEEE volunteers around the world that partner with underserved communities and local organizations to address local societal challenges through the exploitation of technology in the sustainable development and humanitarian technology space.

The SIGHT Steering Committee accepts proposals for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Activities related projects aligned with this vision. The committee reviews proposals with budgets between $1,000 and US$19,999.

Proposals that address one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a coherent way will be prioritized for funding.

Proposals should take a holistic, community-based approach taking account of relevant environmental, cultural, socio-economic & infrastructural issues and policy priorities. Proposals must demonstrate consultation with and a clear understanding of the needs of target communities, and demonstrate a needs’ driven approach to strengthening local capacity through technology deployment.

Proposals requesting a larger budget contribution (US$10,000 – US$19,999) will be considered on a case by case basis, based on progress achieved with previous related activities. Term of funding: Up to 12 months following the award date. Any proposal that

  • requests funding of less than $1,000 OR more than $19,999
  • is incomplete
  • does not have active local community involvement and “Local” IEEE Volunteer involvement or
  • does not include a completed IEEE SIGHT Projects Budget Application Form will not be reviewed.
  • is not submitted by an existing SIGHT Group

Please review the 2019 Call for Proposals for more details and how to apply.

If you have questions about what kind of projects SIGHT funds, would like to learn about projects that have been funded in the past, or would like to use some of the supplementary templates to strengthen your proposal, visit the SIGHT toolkit.

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