IEEE Funding

The IEEE can offer funding. Usually this would be for 
  • technical/professional/social events/conferences
  • humanitarian activities associated with technological innovation
  • student travel grants
The key overall requirements usually include
  • membership in IEEE
  • for Society-specific funding, membership in respective IEEE Society or technical Council (e.g. IEEE ComSoc or IEEE AP-S)
The priority is normally given to the IEEE members with track record of activities (especially IEEE activitiies, such as organizing events)
There is IEEE Region 8 (Africa, Europe and Middle East regions) funds for low-income students to attend conferences:

and a number of other IEEE grants:
  • IEEE Region 8 Voluntary Contribution Fund (VCF): up to USD1,000
  • EPICS in IEEE: US$1000-US$10,000
  • IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee: US$20,000- US$100,000
  • IEEE MGA - IEEE Student Transition & Elevation Partnership: up to US$500
  • IEEE Standards University – Student Grants: up to US$500, plus extra for faculty
  • IEEE Student Enterprise Award: up to US$1500
  • IEEE Women In Engineering (WIE): up to US$750
  • IEEE New Initiatives Committee: up to USD40k for seed funding and US$100k or more for new initiatives
  • Technology-specific initiatives:
  • IEEE EMC Society, Bob Haislmaier Angel Program: up to US$600 p.a.
  • IEEE Circuits And Systems Society Student Travel Awards: up to US$2000 (total for several students) and Pre-Doctoral Scholarship of US$25,000 and travel grant of up to US$1000
  • IEEE Control Systems Society Outreach Initiative
  • IEEE Smart Village
  • etc.

For example, the IEEE ComSoc also has some student travel grants:
specifically for students attending major ComSoc conferences (e.g.
GlobeCom and ICC).