Grants Awarded in 2017

Your donations make it possible to fund innovative projects of interest to IEEE. Each year, the IEEE Foundation receives many more requests to its Grants Program than it is able to support. In 2017, the IEEE Foundation Grants Committee identified nine worthy projects, conducted all around the world, and awarded a total of US$253,000 in grants.

Grants are awarded through the IEEE Foundation Fund and the IEEE Life Members Fund.

In 2017, the IEEE Foundation awarded grants to IEEE organizational units for projects that addressed the theme: 
Raise awareness and understanding of science and technology and their potential to address a global challenge.

IEEE Foundation Fund (FF)

IEEE Tech for Humanity Series at South by Southwest (SXSW)

   IEEE Technical Activities/Meetings, Conferences & Events received a grant of $25,000 in support of IEEE's presence at SXSW including informational sessions and a booth.  IEEE Region 5 - Southwestern US.

IEEE TechEthics Conversation Series

  A $45,000 grant was awarded to IEEE Technical Activities to produce a series of monthly virtual events as well as public sessions including at SXSW - 2018. IEEE Region 1 - Northeastern U.S.

Electric Grid Exhibit

The IEEE Missouri Slope Section received a grant of $13,000.  Partnering with Gateway to Science, the funding will be used to develop, design and prototype a hands-on, interactive electric grid exhibit and interpretive materials.  The exhibit will challenge visitors to balance the supply and demand for energy in a region. Region 4 - Central U.S.

IEEE Life Members Fund (LMF)

Ranger in Your Pocket: Oak Ridge Innovations

The IEEE East Tennessee Section received a $40,500 grant. Partnering with the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF), they will produce the "Oak Ridge Innovations" program as part of the AHF's "Ranger in Your Pocket" series - a resource for visitors to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. IEEE Region 3 - Southern US.

360 Video Journalism: Life-Saving Delivery Drones

IEEE Spectrum received $20,500 for an immersive journalistic exploration of how drones can be used to benefit society, with a focus on medical missions in developing world countries.  Region 1 - Northeastern U.S.

Furthering Indian Perception of IEEE

  The IEEE Bombay Section was awarded $7,000 for a series of monthly lectures by eminent speakers - leaders in science, engineering and technology - to inspire, educate and empower young talent in India to pursue a career in these fields as well as raising awareness of IEEE programs and benefits.

eHealth for a Resilient Community Against Disasters - A Community Education Project

  The IEEE SIGHT Indonesian Section received a $56,000 grant to educate and engage the public on the application of eHealth in disaster risk reduction, through the use of a MOOC and online knowlege platform in conjunction with a program of related events to gather educational materials and to promote dissemination and community engagement. IEEE Region 10 - Asia and Pacific.

Revolutionizing Science and Technology Public Engagement Using 3D Printers and Micro-volunteering

 The IEEE Bangalore Section Chapter, EMB18 & EMB MSRIT Student Chapter was awarded $36,000 for a series of workshops covering an introduction to 3D printing, impact of science and technology in low cost innovation, the role of IEEE, and a hands on printing session. IEEE Region 10 - Asia and Pacific.

Demystifying Nuclear Power Technology

The IEEE Bangladesh Section received $10,000 for a series of workshops to create resource material that teaches the basic concepts behind nuclear energy technology and to dissimenate these resources to students across India. IEEE Region 10 - Asia and Pacific.

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