2019 Opportunities Listed

– Expressions of Interest – Opening Doors

– Expression of Interest – Industry/Corporate Mentors for students, YP and WIE members

– Expression of Interest – Industry Mentors for students, YP and WIE members

– Student, YP and WIE funding to ANZSCON2019 in New Zealand

– Expression of Interest – 2019 Joint Institution Lecture Series (JILS) Speakers

– IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Funding

– IEEE New Initiative Program Funding

Expressions of Interest – Opening Doors

Opening Doors is a 2019 initiative of the IEEE NSW Section to bring together our industry/corporate members with our student and young professional members (plus any other member that may be interested).

We are looking for companies to open up their doors and host a technical talk, demonstration and site tour, based on your cutting edge technologies. What do you do? How do you do it? How will the future be impacted by your work? What opportunities exist?

IEEE Members want opportunities to discover new technologies, trends an opportunities and to build networks. Participating in this initiative will allow your company to unlock opportunities to connect, engage and promote with an audience that is highly passionate and striving for more.

Events will be advertised through the local IEEE network especially through the Young Professional and Student Branch Network – branches at University of NSW, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University and University of Wollongong.

To express your interest please contact Sasha Nikolic sasha@uow.edu.au

 

Expression of Interest – Industry/Corporate Mentors for students, YP and WIE members

In 2018 the NSW Section commenced working towards establishing a mentoring program for our student and young professional and women in engineering members. We are seeking industry/corporate members to give back and help open doors by providing knowledge and experience to the new generation of IEEE members. Being a mentor is a fantastic way to give back. It can be ever so rewarding to help someone else reach their potential. Are you prepared to change someone’s future for the better?

How it will work:

Stage 1: Call for mentors

Stage 2: Call for mentees. Registered mentors will be advertised and students, YP’s and WIE’s will apply to a mentor that best fits their direction.

Stage 3: Mentors assess the applications and select mentee/s

Stage 4: A mentor/mentee agreement is formed and the relationship commences.

The NSW Section Mentor Chair Saad Ul Hasan mailto:saadbarlas@gmail.com will assist in the process and help establish the relationships and the journey the mentor and mentee will take.

Register here – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019IEEENSWSectionMentorRegistration

 

Student, YP and WIE funding to ANZSCON2019 in New Zealand

ANZSCON is a long running professional development opportunity for students, young professionals and women in engineering members run by the Australia Council and New Zealand sections. It rotates across sections. The congress provides opportunities for networking, leadership development, and collaboration. This year the congress will be held in early July in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The NSW section will be providing up to 6 * $700 in funding support. Depending on the quality of applications the section will fund 1 * student, 1 * graduate student, 1 * YP and 3 * WIE.

While the 2019 website is not yet available, you can gain an insight into the event by exploring the ANZSCON2017 website http://sites.ieee.org/anzscon-2017/

Deadline for applications is 30 April 2019 and is only available to current NSW IEEE student, YP and WIE members.

Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IEEENSWANZSCON2019

 

EOI – 2019 Joint Institution Lecture Series (JILS) Speakers

We are looking for members that may be interested in presenting their work/research at the Joint Institution Lecture Series (JILS) throughout the year. In particular, we are interested in presentations from our industry/corporate members and Fellows. If you are interested in presenting please contact Colin Elston for more information: talbingo@optusnet.com.au

 

IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Funding

IEEE HAC is currently inviting proposals for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology-related projects aligned with this vision. The committee will review proposals​with budgets between US$20,000 and US$60,000. Proposals that address one or more ​UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a major, impactful way will be prioritized for funding. Deadline for Call 2 is 01 April 2019.

IEEE HAC Conference Participation Program will provide a limited number of partial scholarships (US$750) to support participation at 2019 conferences with a sustainable development and humanitarian technology focus or component. Next deadline 27 March 2019.

EEE HAC funds the activities of the SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) Program. The SIGHT Steering Committee is currently inviting proposals for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Activities related projects aligned with this vision. The committee will review proposals with budgets between $1,000 and US$19,999. Next deadline 15 April 2019.

More Information: https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/humanitarian-activities-committee.html

 

IEEE New Initiative Program Funding

The new initiative program is designed to support potential new programs, products, or services that will provide significant benefit to IEEE members, the public, the technical community, and customers, or that could have a lasting impact on IEEE or its business processes. New Initiative Proposal for funding US$40,000 or more (multi-year project). Seed Grant Proposal is for finding US$40,000 or less (12month project). More information: https://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/initiatives/index.html