The IEEE in 2030 Challenge: A Call for Proposals

IEEE seeks to fund innovative services to help those working in industry

10 July 2015

IEEE wants to fund proposals from its members that address the organization’s strategic needs in 2030. The goal of the IEEE in 2030 Challenge is to find innovative, creative, and potentially disruptive approaches to serving engineers and technology professionals working in industry. The IEEE New Initiative Committee is funding the proposals with seed grants. These will support innovative projects requiring relatively small amounts of money (US $40,000 or less).

Proposals will be evaluated based on their potential to lead to new IEEE products, services, and communities of members; their ability to be scalable, broad, and sufficiently replicable to have a significant impact on IEEE as a whole; and their overall quality, innovativeness, and creativity.

Proposals must also advance the practice of electrical, electronics, communications, and computer engineering, as well as computer science (including software); the allied branches of engineering; and the related arts and sciences. They must include a plan for completion that is clear, realistic, and offer potential for success.

Finally, consideration will be given to whether the team making the proposal possesses the expertise to carry it out.

Grant applications may be submitted by one or more IEEE members or organizational units, individually or in cooperation with an IEEE staff group.

The deadline for receiving proposals at the IEEE Operations Center in Piscataway, N.J., is 1 p.m. EDT (17:00 GMT) on *15 September. Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be issued on 6 October (which is also IEEE Day).

Visit the IEEE in 2030 Challenge website to make submissions or request additional information.

*This article has been revised.

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