The IEEE Canadian Foundation awards a number of IEEE McNaughton Learning
Resource Centre Grants each year. The Foundation meets annually
(see schedule) to consider applications.
Note: Applications must be complete and received by the posted
deadline in order to be considered.
These Centres are intended to enhance the learning experiences of
IEEE student members at Canadian Universities and Colleges, as well
as encouraging IEEE membership and activities, and interaction
between the IEEE Student Branch and the local IEEE Section. Ted
Glass (in 1979) created the first centre at the University of Manitoba in
memory of General Andrew G. L. McNaughton, one of
Canada's most distinguished electrical engineers.
The operation and maintenance of the Centre is the responsibility
of the IEEE Student Branch, under the guidance of the Branch
Counselor. The annual Student Branch activity report to IEEE
Headquarters should include a detailed statement on the operation
of the Centre. Copies should be sent to the IEEE Canadian
Foundation and the SAC chair. Should the Centre cease to function,
or in the event of dissolution of the Student Branch, title to any
equipment supplied under these grants shall revert to the local
IEEE Section for disposal at its discretion.
Funds are presently available from the IEEE Canadian Foundation to
assist Canadian IEEE Student Branches to establish or improve these
Centres. The Foundation is concerned that existing centres be upgraded
on a regular basis to maintain their usefulness and thus encourages
Branches to apply for "improvement" grants. The purchase of equipment,
not normally supplied by the school, may be partially funded to a
maximum level of 75%. The Foundation does not fund infrastructure costs
(such as space, furniture, utilities, telephone, microwave ovens,
refrigerators, coffee makers). Regular recurring costs are not funded
by the Foundation (such as magazine subscriptions, equipment maintenance
plans, software license renewals).
Prior to applying, the Student Branch should identify the future location
of the Centre, and raise (or develop a plan to raise) at least 25 percent
of the overall anticipated cost of the project.
The application must be accompanied by (three) letters of support from the
Branch Counselor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of Engineering.
These must contain a clear commitment to providing long term support for
the continuing existence of the Centre.
The application should be complete, well documented, clearly presented
- an executive summary that clearly identifies your grant request in $
to the Foundation, amounts and sources of other funds, and what you
will do if you receive the grant,
- a statement of purpose and expected benefits to the student members,
- a list of required equipment, with clear statements of intended use
for each item,
- a financial plan showing exactly where all monies will come from, and
where and when they will be expended,
- information on long-term plans for Centre operation,
- a plan for equipment maintenance and site security,
- and the three letters of support.
- Where computers are involved, include clear statements regarding
ownership of software, incuding applicable site licences.
- If the application is for an upgrade of an existing Centre, provide
a complete history of the Centre (including previous Grants and their
use), a description of the existing facilities and their current use,
as well as the plan to integrate use of proposed and existing equipment.
The application and the three letters of support are to be submitted
on-line. The deadline for receipt of all four forms (application and the
three letters) by the Grants Committee is November 15. To apply, use the
"applications and nominations" link on the left side of this page
Reimbursement for Expenditures
If your application is successful, you will receive notification from
the Foundation - usually an informal reply via e-mail followed by a
formal letter. You will not receive any money up front. You have up to
two years (from the date of the formal letter of notification) to submit
receipts and obtain reimbursement. Send receipts, which are consistent
with the grant application you submitted and any conditions contained in
the formal grant notification letter, to the Foundation Treasurer. Use
the address in the preceeding paragraph. The quicker you send these
receipts, the quicker you will receive reimbursement. You can ask for
reimbursement in stages as you make your purchases. Normally the
Foundation will not consider a new grant application if a previous grant
has not been spent and closed out.
All grant recipients are required to submit a report as a condition of
accepting the grant - details.
Examples of IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre
For more information about submitting, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about reimbursement, please e-mail email@example.com
Ham Radio Station (Manitoba, Laval)
TV Receive Only Station (McMaster)
Robotics Laboratory (Regina)
Micro-computer Centre (Conestoga)
list of centres ,
centre grants awarded by year ,