FIG Foundation - Building a Sustainable Future

 

The FIG Foundation raises funds to secure a sustainable future for surveyors. Donations finance educational and capacity building projects and scholarships, especially in developing countries and countries in transition, and encourage research into all disciplines of surveying and help disseminate the results of that research.

Together with FIG Foundation you can secure building a sustainable future.

 

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sustainable
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Grants

FIG Foundation Grant for Young Surveyors' educational and training activities

The FIG Foundation may contribute a maximum of 5000 euro’s to support travel and accommodation costs for young surveyors to participate in surveying education or training activities. Funded events are likely to be part of a Commission’s Working Plan or part of the activities associated with a FIG Working Week/Conference.

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FIG Commission Publication Author Support Grant


The FIG Foundation offers author support grants of up to 28,000 euros spread over a maximum of four years. The grants are aimed at (1) increasing FIG publications by authors who reside in low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy countries, and (2) contributing to the implementation of part of a Commission’s Working Plan.

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How to write...

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...a grant proposal

News

Congratulations - FIG Foundation grant winners

Congratulations to the 2020 FIG Foundation Grant awardees for the 2020 FIG Working Week and 5th FIG Young Surveyors Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands!

They are (from top left and clockwise): Jordan Palk (Canada),  Milani Tharuka (Sri Lanka), Shirley Chapunza (Zimbabwe) and Oluwafemi Olorunshola (Nigeria).

Due to COVID-19 pandemic the FIG Working Week was cancelled. Instead the winners get an opportunity to attend next year in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Aubrey Barker Fund/FIG Foundation Course Development Grant Recipient

FIG Foundation and Aubrey Barker Fund have togeher published the "Course Development Grant".

 It is a pleasure for FIG Foundation to cooperate with the Aubrey Barker Fund on this special grant.

Of the received applications, it is a pleasure to announce that after the second round of applications a recipient of this special grant has been found: Dr. Trias Aditya for his application for A Blended Learning Course Design in Fit for Purposes’ Cadastral Survey

New grants available - 2019-2020

FIG Foundation announces call for grant applications for the following FIG Foundation grants:

Annual Report

Annual Report Mr. John Hohol, President of the FIG Foundation has prepared a written report on the FIG Foundation activities in 2019. This report focuses on the status of FIG Foundation and the results that have been achieved over the past years.

 

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Featured grants

Meet the FIG Foundation supported recipients - learn how the FIG Foundation grant
helped them to establish long term contacts, gain valuable knowledge and enabled
them to make a difference in their home countries.

Stepping into the world of cadastre


Mr. Habtemicael Weldegiorgis, Eritrea, received the FIG Foundation Scholarship Award to present his paper The Cadastral System in Eritrea: Practice, Constraints, and Prospects at the Working Week 2009 in Eilat, Israel. “The opportunity of participating at a FIG Conference was an eye-opener and changed my world. The contacts opened new doors for me. I was exposed to world class experts where valuable experiences and best practices were learnt. The interactions with such an august body of experts enabled me to initiate revisions into the arbitrary service charge regime… and ensuring modernisation and self-sustainability of the Eritrean Cadastral Office.”

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Wallace Mukupa received FIG Foundation 2016 Ph.D. scholarship

The FIG Foundation Ph.D Scholarship 2016 was awarded to Mr. Wallace Mukupa, Zambia for his research project Structural change detection and deformation monitoring: “I think my progression over the past months has been tremendous in part because of the peace of mind afforded by the FIG Foundation scholarship that I was awarded; I could focus on being the best researcher I could be without worrying about finances.”

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How the FIG Scholarship Helped Achieve my PhD degree and Educational Career

Mr. Bruno Lot Tanko awarded the 2018 FIG Foundation PhD scholarship for my research project: roadmap for implementing value management in the Nigerian Construction Industry. "I was extremely happy because I knew I had to focus on my research instead of thinking about how to repay my loans. Apart from my research, this scholarship was used to pay part of my tuition. The FIG Foundation scholarship made me to have more time for studying and learning which led to the completion of my PhD programme within three years.  Earning this prestigious scholarship also made me stand out and become an attractive job candidate as I immediately secured a job with the University of Reading UK (Malaysia campus), helping me to accomplish my dream."

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Promoting FIG in South America


The FIG Foundation has the later years supported Ms. Melissa Robert, a young surveyors from Uruguay. The Foundation has supported her efficient attendance at various conferences in which she has promoted and informed about FIG and FIG Young Surveyors. FIG and FIG Foundation extend a special thanks to Ms. Melissa Roberts for her work on the promotion of FIG in the Latin American area.

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Board of Directors

Charter Partner

 
FIG Foundation Charter Partner

John Hohol, USA, President

Prof. Mike Barry, Canada, Director

Mr. Enrico Rispoli, Italy, Director

Prof. David Mitchell, Australia, Director
Chair, FIG Commission 2 on Education

Prof. Dr. Jixian Zhang, China, Director
Vice President FIG Council

Chief lecturer Winston Ayeni, Nigeria, Director


About

The FIG Education Foundation was established in 1996 as a public company under the Corporation Laws of Australia. In 2000 the administration of the FIG Education Foundation was transferred to the FIG permanent office in Copenhagen. The General Assembly of FIG adopted the new Statutes for the FIG Foundation at its meeting in Seoul 11 May 2001. At the same time the original FIG Education Foundation was closed and the new FIG Foundation officially opened under the FIG umbrella.

The purpose of the Foundation is the funding of educational and capacity building projects and scholarships. For the over 100 years of its existence FIG has experienced a shortage of funds to finance education projects, even though education is vital to the surveying profession and is relevant to all the organisational members of FIG.

The FIG Foundation raises funds to secure a sustainable future for surveyors. Donations finance educational and capacity building projects and scholarships, especially in developing countries and countries in transition, and encourage research into all disciplines of surveying and help disseminate the results of that research.

 

Together with FIG Foundation you can secure building a sustainable future:

  • With grants and scholarships for projects, for instance to develop curricula for surveying education, training and capacity building, especially in developing countries
  • By encouraging research in all disciplines of surveying and disseminating the results of that research
  • By promoting high standards of education and training for surveyors and facilitating continuing professional development
  • By educating people in the disciplines of surveying, particularly in developing countries and countries in transition
  • By promoting the use of distance learning, networking, eLearning and knowledge management of surveying education and continuing professional development
  • By promoting the exchange of surveying personnel for greater understanding of all facets of the surveying profession
  • By seed funding conferences, meetings of young surveyors and similar events in cooperation with international agencies such as the United Nations.

Grants, Scholarships, and more...

The FIG Foundation proudly supports:

  • Participation of several Young Surveyors at the FIG Working Week/Congress
  • Participation of Young Surveyors at FIG Young Surveyors Regional Meetings
  • FIG Foundation PhD Scholarship
  • FIG Foundation Academic Research Grants
  • Other worthy activities such as Volunteer Community Surveyor Program (VCSP)
  • Audrey Barker/FIG Foundation Course Development Grant

To contact the FIG Foundation, please send an email to figfoundation@fig.net

About

What is the FIG Foundation?

History of the Foundation

Board of Directors

Statutes

Grants and Fellowships

Grants and Fellowships

How to write an application

The Recipients

Meet the FIG Foundation supported recipients - learn how the FIG Foundation grant helped them to establish long term contacts, gain valuable knowledge and enabled them to make a difference in their home countries

All recipients

 

The donors

See the list of donors who have supported the FIG Foundation over the years

Annual Reports

Report, 2020
Report, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2019
Report, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018
Report, Helsinki, Finland, 2017

Contacts

President: Mr. John Hohol, USA
Email: fig.foundation@fig.net 
The FIG Foundation c/o International Federation of Surveyors,
FIG Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
DENMARK
e-mail: fig.foundation@fig.net
Tel + 45 3886 1081