HAC Project Call 1

Event Description

IEEE HAC Projects – 2019 First Call for Proposals

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 is currently inviting proposals for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology related projects aligned with this vision. The committee will review proposals with budgets between US$20,000 and US$60,000.

Proposals that address one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a major, impactful way will be prioritised for funding – http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/. 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$40,000 – US$60,000) 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 which requests (i) funding of less than $20,000, (ii) is incomplete, (iii) does not have active local community involvement and active “Local” IEEE Volunteer involvement or (iv) for which a completed IEEE HAC Projects Budget Application Form is not submitted will not be reviewed. All proposals must disclose if an identical or similar proposal is currently under evaluation for funding elsewhere.

NEW: All projects that involve children must follow IEEE Guidelines for Working with Children. Any HAC Project funding will be contingent on policy compliance.


 Submission deadline for Call 1 is 21 January 2019

Please note, HAC will be updating the Projects Call for Proposals in the first quarter of 2019 and will be releasing a revised call with further deadlines for 2019. Information will be posted on hac.ieee.org.

Eligibility to apply:

IEEE members in good standing and IEEE organizational units (OUs) are eligible to submit proposals.

● IEEE members may submit a proposal for an external organization with which they are working.

An IEEE OU must act as a fiscal agent for projects submitted by individual IEEE members. Applicants must discuss this with the OU Treasurer prior to proposal submission. IEEE financial requirements for funding disbursements will apply.

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