IEEE SPS & IEEE HAC Projects Call for Proposals on Signal Processing Technologies for Local Community Challenges

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IEEE SPS & IEEE HAC Projects Call for Proposals on Signal Processing Technologies for Local Community Challenges

The IEEE Signal Processing Society is excited to announce we are partnering with the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) to conduct a special Call for Proposals to support projects in SPS chapters that utilize Signal Processing technologies to address local community challenges.

Awards from US$1,000 to US$2,000 will be made to selected projects that present a convincing plan to a) understand the real needs of a local community or local stakeholder organization and b) complete in no more than six months’ time a pilot project utilizing Signal Processing technologies to address those local community challenges.

Any local community challenge that can map back to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be considered.

Signal processing is the enabling technology for the generation, transformation, extraction, and interpretation of information. It comprises the theory, algorithms with associated architectures and implementations, and applications related to processing information contained in many different formats broadly designated as signals. Signal processing uses mathematical, statistical, computational, heuristic, and/or linguistic representations, formalisms, modeling techniques and algorithms for generating, transforming, transmitting, and learning from signals.

Projects must have a good connection to the local SPS chapter and engage a significant number of IEEE members.

The official Call for Proposals and full details how to apply can be found here. Proposals for SPS-HAC projects are due 14 July 2022, with final decisions announced in early September 2022.

Questions about the new SPS-HAC program? Visit the SPS and HAC Projects page or contact SPS at


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