IEEE HAC/SIGHT Projects Call for Proposals Focused on COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in an unprecedented manner, and as such, HAC/SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) are offering a Call for Proposals to support IEEE member grassroots humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects that utilize technology to address the COVID-19 situation.

As the pandemic has not only affected health, but also exacerbated poverty and laid bare systemic inequality throughout the world, HAC/SIGHT are prioritizing immediate impact, poverty mitigation and inequality reduction through the following project areas:

  • Food Security
  • Infection Control Devices
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Medical Devices
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Sustainable Power Sources
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
  • Other pandemic-related topics

 

All applicants should take the Message from IEEE on coronavirus COVID-19 into consideration when preparing their proposal, 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.”

Deadline

01 March 2021

Call for Proposals

IEEE HAC/ SIGHT Projects Call for Proposals Focused on COVID-19 Response

How to Apply

Contact Us

Email us at hac-projects@ieee.org.

HAC/SIGHT COVID-19 PROJECTS AWARDED FUNDING IN 2020

In 2020, HAC/SIGHT held a Special Call for Proposals to support grassroots humanitarian technology and sustainable development projects that addressed the COVID-19 situation by IEEE members in their local communities.

There was a wonderful response of 229 proposals submitted and IEEE HAC/SIGHT awarded funding for 101 projects to be implemented in response to COVID-19. A list of funded projects with a brief description of each one can be found in this spreadsheet.

RESOURCES FOR PROPOSAL WRITING

See the following presentation on characteristics of a great proposal, tips on completing the project assessment matrix, and common proposal pitfalls and how to avoid them.