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IEEE SIGHT Conference Participation Support

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

IEEE SIGHT logo smallThe IEEE SIGHT Steering Committee is offering limited and partial conference participation support to the following category of participants at IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2015-

  • Authors of papers accepted by GHTC, and whose work is part of a SIGHT.
  • Representatives of SIGHTs from who would like to present their work.

This is an invitation to consider the opportunity: (a) to network with other IEEE members doing humanitarian work; (b) to participate in workshops, tutorials and technical sessions on humanitarian topics; (c) to present your work to your peers. To that effect, we will grant funding to 50% of your conference expenses, up to a maximum of $750.

To apply download the application form here (Word, PDF). Submit the filled-in application for review to Holly Schneider-Brown at the address below. A decision should be rendered by the 2nd week of September 2015. Note that SIGHT funding is limited and not all worthy applications can be supported.

Application Deadline:       5th September 2015
Decision:                             10th September, 2015

Please submit to:
Holly Schneider-Brown
SIGHT Steering Committee


Donate to GHTC Attendee Support

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

We live in a global community and we need better ways to bring those from third world countries and those less fortunate to our conference which can potentially change their communities for the better. So we want to help by raising funds through donations, donation of any amount – every single $1 makes a difference.

GHTC has established  a fundraising site on Crowdrise to raise funds to help authors and students from third world countries attend GHTC:

Donate and support the attendance by third world authors of outstanding solutions for humanitarian problems.

  • Support the GHTC2014 participation fund which will be used to allow authors and students to attend the conference and showcase their work.
  • Support hands on skills training, such as public speaking for a global audience, writing grants, influencing key decision makers to support your project.
  • Support authors and students to discover ways they can use their engineering skills to improve the quality of life for those around them.

If you can, please consider making a donation of any amount – every single $1 makes a difference, if you can’t afford to donate, please consider sharing the link:


IEEE SIGHT Conference Participation Support Available

Thursday, July 31st, 2014



GHTC 2014 is pleased to announce that the SIGHT “Conference Participation Support Program” application is open for SIGHT volunteers who will be presenting their work at GHTC 2014 in San Jose, California USA. The fellowship grant, up to USD $750, can be used for partial travel or registration fee expenses.

Proof of paper acceptance or invitation to speak must be sent to Holly Schneider-Brown at

Applicants must also fill out an application form.

The goal of this program is to help SIGHT volunteers benefit from peer-review feedback, to learn about new developments in the field and to network with others working in this area. SIGHT volunteers will also gain experience in showing others the delicate task of applying technology to improve the living standards of underserved populations, and encouraging others to increase efforts in this direction.

Application Deadline is 11:59 pm local time, Tuesday, August 5.

For more information, please contact: Ramesh Nair (, GHTC Student Papers Contest Chair.


GHTC 2014 Online Submissions Open

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

The GHTC Committee is pleased to announce that online submissions are now open.

See the Authors Resources for submission information and instructions.