The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA, has a long and proud tradition of utilising its members and their technological knowledge – both internally and externally. IDA currently consists of a strong community with more than 110,000 technology and knowledge ambassadors, and society needs your expert knowledge and technological insight now more than ever.
You can easily and simply apply for funding from IDA's ambassador fund. The fund will enable you to organise the event that you have always wanted to hold for the outside world and for other IDA members. Below is an overview of the guidelines.
The purpose of the fund is to bring your knowledge into play to benefit the outside world. The fund will contribute to setting up activities that can inspire and motivate members with the same specialist interest.
All members of IDA who are not already volunteers or previous volunteers in IDA can apply for funding from the ambassador fund. The activity must be planned, run and held by you, but as far as possible you will be linked to a specialist network. This network will help you with advertising and practical tasks in connection with the event. Read about IDA's specialist networks here.
You can apply for funding to hold events, network meetings, seminars or similar. The only requirement is that the activity has a technological or specialist topic. Topics can range from hybrid solutions to molecular biology and concrete. Perhaps there is a niche area that you think needs more focus, or a technological topic, an angle or an issue on your mind and you think that this may also be interesting for your colleagues or co-students.
However, we would prefer the activity to inspire IDA's members and we encourage innovative and creative activities. The activity must be held in 2018 and offered to members of IDA with the same technological interest.
If you have any ideas for activities that are not specialist activities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be submitted throughout 2018. You will receive a reply by no later than two weeks after we have received your application. We will assess the application on the basis of the application itself and an estimated budget. All activities selected must be held in 2018.
As a minimum, we must have received the application by two months before you would like to hold the activity.
You can apply for up to DKK 15,000 per activity, but applications for higher amounts may also be considered.