Developing Countries Conference Support Program 

The purpose of this Program, which was approved at the December ‘07 IEEE CSS Board of Governors’ Meeting for the years, is to promote IEEE CSS and research on Systems and Control in developing countries, by supporting, intellectually and financially, conferences that will take place in developing countries.

Due to OFAC regulations, the following countries are not eligible for support: Libya, and Sudan.


A conference for which the support is requested must be held in a country that belongs to the list of the developing countries (at the time the request is made) and must receive CSS sponsorship or technical co-sponsorship.

Evaluation is based on quality and on the conference organizers’ plans for outreach and impact in developing nations.

Support provided shall not exceed $ 20,000 for any conference, nor will it exceed 50% of the budgeted conference expenditure.

Support can be sought for:

  • Travel and lodging expenses for plenary speakers.
  • In this case, the applicants should include extended biographies for the proposed speakers with the submission.
  • Student/Newcomers reception, where the benefits of belonging to the CSS and to the IEEE will be briefly described, and membership forms will be made available to all attendees.
  • Funds to reduce costs of registration fees for students or for IEEE CSS members.
  • Funds to reduce costs of registration fees for people from the Developing Countries.
  • Expenses for technical workshops associated with the conference.
  • Proposals can also seek support for other conference activities not mentioned above; the applicants should describe in detail the scientific merits and benefits to conference participants and to the field.

    Supported conferences must acknowledge financial support of the IEEE Control Systems Society.

    Deadline: May 1, and November 1

    For more information and application, visit: Developing Countries Conference Support Program Website