Professional Development Microgrants


Professional Development Microgrants

Our microgrants program provides funding specifically for the professional development of young minorities and women pursuing advanced degrees in geosciences and remote sensing who are members of a local or student GRSS chapter. These grants empower recipients to overcome some of the financial barriers to attaining an advanced degree and strengthen their ability to build a career in our fields of study.


You must be an IEEE GRSS member affiliated with a local or student chapter to be eligible. Funding preference will be given to attendance of IEEE GRSS organized or sponsored events and professional development activities, though we will consider other suggested activities such as similar research conferences or initiatives that Inspire, Develop, Empower, and Advance under-represented members in the larger international scientific community.

How to Apply

To apply for a microgrant, your proposal must be submitted to the IDEA committee by your local/student IEEE GRSS chapter using this form. If you have questions about whether or not an activity or use of funds would be supported, please contact us to ask.

Recipient Highlights

Congratulations to our 2020 microgrant recipients for attending the M2GARSS regional conference and holding a WinGRSS and YP mixer event. Read more in the GRSM article here.

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