Frequently Asked Questions about Applying for
IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grants
- Who can apply?
- Why do I need to relate my project to the objectives of the IEEE
- What is a well documented proposal?
- What about funding?
- How do I demonstrate support?
- How can I get help in making my application?
1 Who can apply?
Any group or individual with a proposal that is consistent with the mission
of the IEEE Canadian Foundation. Proposals that spread the benefits widely
will be most interesting to the IEEE Canadian Foundation; personal projects
will not be supported. Special Grants are not intended to supplement or
duplicate industry or government research/development programs.
2 Why do I need to relate my project to the mission of the IEEE
Because the IEEE Canadian Foundation is required to comply with the Canada
Customs and Revenue regulations
regarding its activities as a registered charitable foundation.
3 What is a well documented proposal?
First and foremost, it is a business plan. It states clearly the purpose
of the project, the time frame for completion, the resources needed for
success, a clear definition of what is meant by success and clear metrics
to measure success.
4 What about funding?
That's where the our foundation may come in, along with other folks. The
IEEE Canadian Foundation may fund all or part of real expenses,
depending on the nature of the project, and its relevance to our
objectives. The more innovative your proposal, and the more financial
partners you find, and the smaller the percentage of funds that you ask
the foundation for, the more likely you are to receive a grant. If your
request is for more than a few thousand dollars, it will be difficult
for the foundation to provide funding.
5 How do I demonstrate support?
You may encourage partners, supporters, beneficiaries of your proposed
project to indicate their support using the on-line application forms.
6 How can I get help in making my application?
You can contact our IEEE Canadian Foundation Grants Committee at: