IEEE SIGHT Projects Call 1

Event Description

IEEE SIGHT 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 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 is currently inviting proposals for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Activities related projects aligned with this vision. The committee will review 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 which requests (i) funding of less than $1000 OR more than $19,999, (ii) is incomplete, (iii) does not have active local community involvement and “Local” IEEE Volunteer involvement or (iv) for which a completed IEEE SIGHT 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 IEEE SIGHT Project funding will be contingent on policy compliance.

Teams/authors applying for a SIGHT project financial support must certify and disclose their significant financial interest (and those of their immediate family) prior to proposal submission.


 Submission deadline for Call 1 is 28 January 2019

Please note, IEEE SIGHT 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 and

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