International Educational Literature Award (IELA)

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

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Grant amount: Approximately US $1,500 in in-kind support

Anticipated deadline: Nov 15, 2020

Applicant type: College / University Museum/Library/Zoo

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Preferred: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Costa Rica, Cuba, Côte D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States Of, Moldova, Republic of, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, State of, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, American Samoa Other eligible locations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, Caribbean Show all

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About this funder:



The ASPRS Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization with the primary purpose to advance the understanding and use of spatial data for the betterment of humankind and the effective operation of public and private organizations.

The purpose of the IELA is to improve the quantity and quality of literature in the recipient’s library that deals with the mapping sciences (i.e., photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, and related disciplines). It is administered by the ASPRS Foundation.

The award consists of the following:

  • $350 worth of books, manuals, or other literature published by ASPRS
  • A five-year free subscription to Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
  • Proceedings of the annual conference for a five-year period
  • One free registration to the conference where the award is to be presented for a member of the institution to whom the award is given.

The total value of this award is over $1,500. The materials are to be placed in the libraries of the institutions receiving the award.

The IELA award has been augmented by a generous grant from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) of the complete ESRI Press Library collection, and selected titles from the John Wiley and Sons, Publishers, catalog.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The IELA is made to a university or educational institution outside the USA and typically in the developing world.


  • Any institution that receives the award is ineligible to apply for the award again for a period of five years.