Engineering Information Foundation Grants

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What We Fund

Our grant activity supports developmental projects, instructional projects, and training programs in engineering education and research that fit our fields of interest. These currently include the availability and use of published information, women in engineering, and information access in developing countries. You may want to review our recent grants to give you a better idea of the kinds of projects that interest us.

What We'd Really Like to See

  • Innovative projects, with measurable results
  • Projects that promote significant and lasting change
  • Projects that can be successfully replicated elsewhere
  • Methodologies that are specific, well-defined and cost-effective

How Much Should You Ask For?

We suggest that you request a grant amount between $5,000 and $25,000. We encourage you to attract a matching grant from another source, if necessary. Requests for multi-year grants are discouraged.

How to Apply

We welcome grant proposals that fit our fields of interest. Our guidelines and applications procedures follow below.

Review Process and Deadlines

  • Our Directors generally meet in April and October of every year. To allow time for review, deadlines for submissions are:
    • February 28
    • August 31
  • If a deadline falls on a weekend, the application should be postmarked the previous Friday
  • We will briefly acknowledge your proposal upon receipt
  • We will ask for more information from you if we need it
  • All proposals must be reviewed by EiF's entire Board of Directors
  • Decisions on applications will generally be forwarded within two weeks following board meetings

What to Do

  • Send us an initial proposal via mail (online applications are not accepted at this point) with a cover letter on your organization's letterhead.
  • Describe your program and why we should fund it. Suggested proposal length is three (3) pages, but this is not a requirement.
  • Add supporting information:
    • Detailed budget
    • Program goals and objectives
    • Statement of work tasks to be accomplished, with timeline
    • Staff qualifications
    • Information about the organization and evidence of tax status. List of directors/key personnel, financial statements, and sources of support. For non-U.S. institutions please include: an affidavit of equivalency, and/or name of intermediary organization.
  • No overhead is allowed.

Criteria for Selection

  • Proposals should begin with a problem statement and make a case for why this problem is significant and why the approach recommended is the best one to solve it.
  • Grants are awarded based on a good fit with EiF's fields of interest and budgetary considerations. We tend to support smaller projects.
  • Proposals will be judged on:
    • Overall quality of the project, including its chances to be successfully implemented
    • Potential to contribute to what is known about furthering the goals of the program area
    • Potential for continuing past the funding period
    • Reach of the project - how many students will be involved?
    • Cost effectiveness - what is the cost per student compared to other projects?
    • How will the project leverage previous work and what is the unique contribution?