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IEEE Foundation Grants

(Source: IEEE Member Benefits Bulletin: July 2012; IEEE Foundation Website; IEEE Canada Newsletter July 2012)

The IEEE Foundation cultivates resources and relationships to advance IEEE's core purpose to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity.

The IEEE Foundation is made up of more than 130 donor designated funds that further the scientific and educational purposes of the IEEE.  IEEE Foundation grants are made possible thanks to our donors who generously give to the three grant making funds of the IEEE Foundation: the IEEE Foundation General Fund, the IEEE Humanitarian Technology Fund and the IEEE Life Members Fund.

The IEEE Foundation awards grants to IEEE units and other charitable organizations for innovative projects that further the scientific and educational purposes of IEEE.

To be considered for grant funding, your project should have a clearly defined objective and provide support in the focus areas of education, history of technology or applying technology for humanitarian causes.

  • Education: The IEEE Foundation supports projects that expand and enhance engineering, science and technology education opportunities for teenagers through mid-career professionals to positively impact workforce development and involvement in IEEE.
  • History of Technology: The IEEE Foundation supports projects that increase awareness among the general public of the impact and influence of early technology on the present and future.
  • Applying Technology for Humanitarian Causes: The IEEE Foundation supports projects that implement or disseminate replicable, sustainable, technology-based solutions for humanitarian issues in underserved and underprivileged areas.

The IEEE Foundation reviews grant applications in two cycles each year. Submissions are accepted until 11:59 p.m. EDT on the deadline dates. Please check the Deadlines page for the next available grant application deadline.

If your Unit, Section or Chapter has an innovative project in the areas of interest mentioned above, you are welcome to apply for a grant through the IEEE Foundation Web page. Prior to submitting an application, please review the IEEE Foundation's grant guidelines and "How to Apply for a Grant" page. All the information you need about applying for a grant can be found at

If you have questions regarding the IEEE Foundation Grants, please contact us by: e-mail:; Telephone: +1 732 981 3435

Related coming funding opportunities:  For IEEE Canadian Foundation, more information related to "Important Dates and Grant Application Deadlines" can be found at this page.




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