WHAT IS A SEED GRANT?
Seed grant funding is used for smaller scale initiative projects and pilot programs that entail some risk and uncertainty necessary for innovation and growth. These projects may include a proof of concept in preparation for subsequent full-scale implementation. Funding is limited to grants that require US$40,000 or less and take 12 months or less to complete.
WHO CAN SUBMIT?
Seed grant proposals in response to this IEEE New Initiatives Committee call may be submitted by one or more IEEE members or organizational units, individually or in cooperation with an IEEE staff group. IEEE encourages coordination and efficient use of IEEE resources, and therefore, will look more favorably on proposals with multiple IEEE organizational unit (OU) sponsors than those with only a single or no OU sponsor.
WHEN TO SUBMIT
The due date for proposals submitted in response to this call is no later than 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on 30 October 2017.
Download IEEE Seed Grant Proposal Application (DOC, 79 KB)
Please send submissions to the New Initiatives Committee (NIC) by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Include “NIC Call for Proposals” in the subject line of the e-mail for easy identification. For questions or inquiries please contact John Keaton at email@example.com.
 An IEEE organizational unit is a subset of the entire IEEE membership that has been formed to carry out particular educational, geographic, professional, technical, or other appropriate activities of interest and service to those who are members of that organizational unit. Examples include Chapters, Sections, or Societies.
Here are some criteria that will increase the likelihood of being selected:
|Call for proposals - Open
||10 August 2017
|Call for proposals - Closed
||1:00 p.m. ET (17:00 UTC-04), 30 November 2017
|Winners announced and notifications for accepted submissions sent
||20 December 2017