IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) and IEEE HAC Special Call for Proposals: EDS-Relevant Technology for Local Community Challenges

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

Awards of up 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 EDS-relevant technology to address those local community challenges. 

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

The EDS field-of-interest includes all electron and ion based devices, in their classical or quantum states, using environments and materials in their lowest to highest conducting phase, in simple or engineered assembly, interacting with and delivering photo-electronic, electro-magnetic, electromechanical, electro-thermal, and bio-electronic signals. The Society sponsors and reports on education, research, development and manufacturing aspects and is involved in science, theory, engineering, experimentation, simulation, modeling, design, fabrication, interconnection, reliability of such devices and their applications.

Projects must have a good connection to the local EDS 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.


08 August 2021

Call for Proposals

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

How to Apply


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