IEEE-Microsoft Student Application Paper Grants are offered for undergraduate and graduate students in Sub-Saharan Africa for design projects using industry or technical standards. Upon completion of their project, students submit a final report called a Student Application Paper.
Grants include US$500 for students, with additional honoraria for faculty mentors.
Eligibility and Requirements
Eligibility: The IEEE-Microsoft Student Application Paper Grants are open to all undergraduate and graduate students located within Sub-Saharan Africa. The grants are to help with graduate and capstone design projects with an industry standards component.*
IEEE will publish the results as a student application paper.
Requirements: Student(s) beginning a design or development project will submit an abstract summary describing the project, which includes:
- a summary of the project goal (i.e., what are you trying to build?);
- an understanding of what standards are being considered to achieve the project goal; a declaration of intention to submit an application paper for publication by the IEEE upon completion of the project; a statement of endorsement from a faculty mentor must be included.
*Examples of industry standards: IEEE 802.11 Standard for Wireless LANs, IEEE 11073 Standards for Health Infomatics, National Electric Safety Code, etc. For a list of IEEE groups working on industry standards, see Standards Working Groups. Note that eligible projects may also use non-IEEE standards.
Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year.
Deadlines for 2017 student grant applications:
- 30 January
- 15 March
- 15 June
- 15 October
- View the Application and Instructions (DOC, 87 KB)
- View the Faculty Evaluation Form for Final Paper (DOC, 30 KB)
Published Student Application Papers: