UNITED ENGINEERING FOUNDATION GRANTS - 2016
||Concept Papers Due
(A description of the objectives, scope, approximate costs and general schedule of the activity to be performed -
maximum of 2 pages, submitted electronically in PDF format to
1, 2015 ||By this
date the UEF Grants Committee will select the concept papers from which formal grant proposals will be invited.
1, 2015 ||Formal
Grant Proposals Due (Proposals, submitted electronically, must cover such key areas as the organizations involved,
detailed objectives, detailed schedule, business plan and how the project contributes to the furtherance of the
engineering profession - preference will be given to multidisciplinary proposals).
1, 2015 ||UEF Grants
Committee, by this date, will prioritize the proposals received and submit this prioritization to the UEF Board of
||UEF Board of Trustees will
select the grants to be funded in calendar year 2016. It is anticipated that the total funding available for 2016
will be in the $750,000 to $800,000 range.
ENGINEERING FOUNDATION GRANTS POLICIES
The United Engineering Foundation advances the engineering arts and sciences for
the welfare of humanity. It supports engineering and education by, among other
means, making grants.
Scope: Grants should be consistent with advancing
Preferences: The UEF Board of Trustees
evaluates and judges proposals in view of the UEF mission, the perceived ability
of the proposal and proposer(s) to further that mission, and the available funding.
Proposals are accepted only from U.S. based organizations classified by the Internal
Revenue Service as having 501(c)(3) status. While all proposals meeting the requirements
1) U.S. based organizations having 501(c)(3) status,
3) page limitations
will be considered, certain UEF preferences
should be understood by proposers:
- Broad-based, interdisciplinary proposals
that further the engineering profession as a whole are preferred.
proposals are welcome, but funding is awarded for a single year only. Proposals
for subsequent years follow procedures identical to that of single-year proposals.
No commitment for funding of subsequent years of a multiple-year project should
be inferred from funding of a prior year.
- Projects that are outside "business
as usual" of the proposing organization are preferred.
- Technical research
proposals and proposals by individuals are seldom accepted.
Proposals are accepted from not-for-profit organizations, individuals, and groups
of such entities, once per year. UEF's grant process consists of two stages:
submission of a short concept paper, by June 1,
2) for those concept papers
selected for invitation, submission of a detailed proposal, by August 1.
Concept Paper: The concept paper should be concise but should clearly state,
at a minimum: a working title, proposing entity and participating entities, funding
requested and budget, period of performance, summary concepts and objectives,
and how the proposal fits in the scope requested. Concept papers must be submitted
electronically and in PDF format. Concept papers in excess of 2 pages will be
Proposal: The proposal should provide more
detail, including detailed objectives, detailed schedule, business plan, and reporting.
Proposals must be submitted electronically and in PDF format.
Reports are required at the end of the project period.
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