HAC Funding Opportunities

IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) provides a suite of resources that inspire and enable IEEE volunteers around the world to carry out and support impactful humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities at the local level.

Please check the HAC/SIGHT Calendar for funding deadlines.

HAC Events

HAC Events funding enables IEEE members and organizational units (OUs) to accomplish one or more of the following strategic priorities through conferences and events around the world:

  • Raise awareness of humanitarian technology and sustainable development and how technically trained people can contribute;
  • Provide training to increase the capacity of IEEE members and OUs to successfully undertake humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities;
  • Showcase the results and share lessons learned of IEEE humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects;
  • Develop relationships with the greater sustainable development community outside IEEE.
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HAC Events

HAC Conference Participation

HAC Conference Participation Program (CPP) provides a limited number of partial scholarships to support IEEE member and local IEEE activity partner participation at conferences with the aim of accomplishing one or more of the following strategic priorities:

  • Raise awareness of humanitarian technology and sustainable development and how technically trained people can contribute;
  • Provide training to increase the capacity of IEEE members and organizational units (OUs) to successfully undertake humanitarian technology and sustainable development activities;
  • Showcase the results and share lessons learned of IEEE humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects;
  • Develop relationships with the greater sustainable development community outside IEEE.
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HAC Conference Participation

SIGHT Projects

SIGHT Projects funding enables IEEE SIGHT groups to:

  • Incubate new humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects;
  • Localize and replicate proven SIGHT projects;
  • Put technological skills learned in the classroom or workplace into practice, gaining valuable hands-on experience;
  • Partner with local government or NGOs to develop solutions for challenges faced by under-served communities.
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SIGHT Projects

HAC Projects

HAC Projects funding enables IEEE members and organizational units (OUs) to accomplish one or more of the following strategic priorities through projects around the world:

  • Scale up proven IEEE SIGHT or other IEEE humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects;
  • Provide IEEE’s technical expertise to well-vetted external humanitarian/sustainable development organizations for a specific project;
  • Collaborate across OUs and/or IEEE programs to undertake major humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects.
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HAC Projects