IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and IEEE HAC Special Call for Proposals: AP-S-Relevant Technology for Local Community Challenges

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) and the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) are partnering to conduct a special Call for Proposals to support projects in AP-S chapters that utilize AP-S-relevant technology to address local community challenges. 

Awards of up to US$3,000 will be made to selected projects that present a convincing plan to a) understand the real needs of a local community or local stakeholder organization and b) complete in no more than six months’ time a pilot project utilizing AP-S-relevant technology to address those local community challenges. (Funding up to US$ 5,000 may be approved for convincing projects on pressing issues challenging an underserved community.)

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

The APS field-of-interest includes all antennas and wireless propagation based technology, wireless devices using IoT, deployment of wireless communication systems etc. The Society sponsors and reports on education, research, development and manufacturing aspects and is involved in science, theory, engineering, experimentation, simulation, modeling, design, fabrication of such devices and their applications. The proposals should include the following attributes:

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

Projects MUST comply with all national/federal, state, and local guidelines and restrictions. Please note the Message from IEEE on coronavirus COVID-19, particularly “We request that all members avoid conducting in-person activities in areas impacted by the coronavirus threat and instead maximize the use of our online and virtual alternatives.”

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

Submission Timeline

15 November 2021 – 15 January 2022

Call for Proposals

IEEE AP-S and IEEE HAC Special Call for Proposals on AP-S-Relevant Technology for Local Community Challenges

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the IEEE HAC/SIGHT Online Funding Opportunities Portal. First time applicants will need to create a user account in order to submit a proposal

Please download the template files which are required to complete the online proposal

Applicants are encouraged to use the Proposal Complete Checklist to ensure their proposal meets all the criteria to advance to the evaluation stage of the process and be considered for funding.


Questions about the Call for Proposals and application process may be directed to Dr. Jawad Y. Siddiqui, AP-S SIGHT Chair, at