The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in an unprecedented manner, and as such, earlier this year HAC created a joint call with IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) Projects to support grassroots humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects that addressed the COVID-19 situation by IEEE members in their local communities. HAC/SIGHT received over 229 applications and awarded funding to 101 projects from 29 countries and 5 IEEE Regions. In addition, HAC/SIGHT are providing ongoing support to these projects through Communities of Practice (CoPs) around common thematic areas to increase project impact, as well as member engagement and professional development.
The CoPs are led by experienced IEEE volunteers who can facilitate information sharing between related projects and provide guidance and mentoring when needed. The following are the CoPs that have been formed:
- Medical Device
- PPE/Community Sensitization
- Infection Control Device
- Food Security
All project teams have been notified of 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.”
ROLLING SUBMISSION concluded on 15 September 2020
Call for Proposals
These materials are for reference only, as the Call is not currently active.
- NOTE: Applicants, please make sure to take the HAC/SIGHT online training course Project Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation on the IEEE Learning Network prior to developing your submission.
- A live Q&A was held to address common pitfalls in completing the new Project Assessment Matrix. The recording is available here.
How to Apply
Applications are not currently being accepted.
HAC/SIGHT COVID-19 PROJECT FUNDING AWARDED
NEW: Common proposal pitfalls and how to avoid them