IEEE Computer Society Team
In 2021, the Diversity and Inclusion Fund was launched by the IEEE Computer Society to invest and empower our community to increase inclusion in computing. Five project proposals were accepted in the first group to receive funding.
Among the first recipients of grant funding is IEEE CS Kerala Dept for their three-phase computer literacy program in the state of Kerala, India.
The first group focused on training women from rural communities. This training was hosted by IEEE branches and Women in Engineering in three engineering colleges including NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad; Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi; and Government College of Engineering, Kozhikode. 150 women attended the first phase of this project.
After great success, the project is now gearing up for its second phase on 12-13 November 2022. This next phase aims to impart the fundamentals of STEM education and digital literacy to school-aged children.
The completion of this project will be a hackathon with diversity and inclusion at the core of its theme.
Submit a funding proposal
For the second year, the IEEE Computer Society is quadruples its investment to leverage capital and inclusion with a contribution of $400,000 USD to the Diversity and Inclusion Fund.
We encourage all applications that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in computing and can be completed within one year. Your proposal must fall within the $5,000 to $15,000 USD range.
Project proposals can be submitted online until Monday, November 14, 2022. More information about the Diversity and Inclusion Fund and guidelines for proposals can be found on our FAQ page.
Ideas for projects and programs include, but are not limited to:
- Hackathons, competitions, mentoring circles, outreach projects, and other programs that allow participants to be hands-on.
- Workshops and panel discussions that bring together diverse perspectives and experiences to advance D&I education and advocacy.
- Courses, training, reports, and other communications that promote awareness of diversity and inclusion in computing.
Impact Through Computer Literacy – Empowering the People of Kerala, India