The Board of Trustees of The ISPRS Foundation and the Council of ISPRS annually coordinate
and collaborate to determine which grant opportunities will be offered in the coming calendar
year. Periodically the Trustees inform Council of how many funds are available in each of
the 12 Categories of Grants for the
upcoming calendar year. Concurrently the Council reviews the ISPRS events schedule,
the need for scientific and educational initiatives, its awards schedule, and other activities
that are appropriate for philanthropic support and determines its priorities. By the end of
each year the Council proposes its grant priorities (by
category, amount, and event/activity)
to the Trustees for the upcoming year. By early February the Trustees have completed their
accounting and review of the Council grant priorities. The Trustees then provide Council
with a specific maximum/minimum range of funds available for the year. This range is termed
the "Annual Amount" and it is the bounding factor for funding annual grants.
For each opportunity, Council is responsible to promote the grant opportunity for worldwide
attention. This is typically done through ISPRS and trade publications and on the ISPRS and
Foundation websites (which are linked). Council also identifies an event coordinator, sets
application and evaluation deadlines, and with the Trustees jointly appoints the evaluation
committee which will serve as a qualification jury for selection of grantees.
Council and Trustees are ultimately responsible for the grantee selections.
Grant Opportunities are announced and posted on the ISPRS and Foundation websites a minimum
of four months prior to the
event and/or activity. The Opportunity is posted with the Application Form and deadlines.
Applicants seeking grant funding are responsible for reviewing the evaluation criteria that
define the context and procedures of the grant category. Applicants are responsible for
supplying all required documentation and for meeting application deadlines to retain their
eligibility for selection.
Please click on the application and evaluation criteria for the specific grant category of
"Tools & Literature"
No specific application or evaluation criteria has been established to-date. ISPRS Council and
TIF Trustees will develop criteria based on demand and funding availability. In some cases tools and literature are offered in a lottery fashion at ISPRS sponsored events.
"Preservation & Archiving"
No specific application or evaluation criteria has been
established to-date. ISPRS Council and TIF Trustees will develop criteria based
on demand and funding availability. Typically this Category is to support
projects aimed to preserve historical documents of the ISPRS and/or special
historical items of interest in the development of the Photogrammetry, Remote
Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences and Technologies.