Call for Proposals
ISPRS Scientific Initiatives 2021 (Deadline extended to December 15, 2020)
In accordance with the statutory mission and activities of ISPRS, the Society shall provide funds to support scientific and other initiatives, which will further improve its international status in the field of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, and will therefore benefit all ISPRS members. For 2021, the ISPRS Council is making up to SFr. 70,000 available to support new scientific initiatives. The maximum funding assigned to any one scientific project shall be SFr. 10,000 per annum. Projects should commence on January 1, 2021 and typically last up to 12 months. In exceptional cases, applications for projects lasting up to 24 months will be considered. Projects of greater than one-year duration will be subject to annual review before subsequent funding will be released.
ISPRS Working Group Officers are invited to submit applications to their respective Technical Commission President by the deadline below, using the template provided (download the template here). The submission must be compiled in one PDF document. Further details, including information on the topics and the application process, are available in Appendix 9 of the Orange Book at:
All applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Topic and objectives
- Scientific method and/or contribution
- Value to ISPRS (e.g., enhancing ISPRS reputation or promoting ISPRS)
- Quality of proposal
Any queries should be addressed to the ISPRS Treasurer, Songnian Li, at email@example.com.
Announcement of Scientific Initiatives: June 15, 2020.
Deadline for submission of proposals from WG Officers to TCPs:
November 1, 2020 December 15, 2020.
Deadline for submission of recommendation from TCPs to ISPRS Treasurer:
November 23, 2020 January 3, 2021.
Announcement of successful awards by Council:
December 15, 2020 January 17, 2021.
Funding available from:
January 1, 2021 February 1, 2021.