Grants Awarded in 2018

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 2018, the IEEE Foundation Grants Committee identified six worthy projects, conducted all around the world, and awarded a total of US$140,784 in grants.

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

In 2018, 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 TechEthics Program: Visibitliy and Engagement

  A $60,000 grant was awarded to IEEE Technical Activities to 
support the IEEE TechEthics objectives of:

• Increasing engagement with our target audiences (industry, academics, policymakers, general public)
• Expanding our network of participants in the technology ethics community
• Leveraging existing relationships for ongoing activities and developing new relationships with key individuals and organizations at the forefront of the selected topics of discussion
• Building an archive of content that can be used for promotion, sale and other purposes.

IEEE Region 1 - Northeastern U.S.

IEEE Life Members Fund (LMF)

Electric Grid Exhibit

The IEEE Missouri Slope Section received a grant of $12,500.  Partnering with Gateway to Science, the funding will be used to 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.  Interpretive matierials, such as exhibit signage and video content, will highlight challenges and opportunities for the electric grid in the 21st century and showcase the science, technology, engineering and math professionals who maintain and improve the grid.

IEEE Region 4 - Central U.S.

Aging Securely with Technology
The IEEE Buenaventura Section received a $13,370 grant for their project "Ageing Securely with Technolgy" to raise the public awareness of the need to identify cybersecurity risks with emerging assistive technologies supporting independant living and integrate ways to protect senior citizens from cyber intrusions. 

IEEE Region 6 - Western U.S.

Awareness on Affordable Technology in Agriculture
IEEE Pune Section received $50,000 to partner with the SIG for Affordable Agriculture to support their mission of creating a favorabvle ecosystem which will nurture innovation for the benefit of the farming  community, suporting the small and marginal farmers in the drought prone area of Maharashtra, Inda.   

IEEE Region 10 - Asia and Pacific.

CyberSecurity Exhibit at SAMSAT
  The IEEE Life Affinity Group - San Antonio, was awarded $39,300 to increase public understanding of cybersecurity concepts and needs for future improvements by use of museum artifacts and exhibits illustrating codes, cyphers, implications of insecure communications and possible countnermeasures. 

IEEE Regoin 5 - Southwesten U.S.

Light & Quantum Milestones: History for the Future
  The IEEE Communications Society Thailand Chapter received a $17,000 grant to publish a pictorial book including supported medias (web, video, exhibition KIT, and attractive timeline-poster) enhanced with artwork including simple “when & how” content in order to inspire and educate general audiences with to the world of Light & QuantumIT technology.

IEEE Region 10 - Asia and Pacific.

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