SPARX Call for Mentor Proposals

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) invites experienced and dedicated professionals to contribute to the advancement of international faculty exchange through the Support Program to foster Academic Relationships and eXchange (SPARX).

This initiative seeks to foster a collaborative environment in the Robotics and Automation Society by bridging faculty members from disadvantaged countries with distinguished mentors. We are actively seeking mentor proposals that harmonize with the overarching goals of inclusion of RAS, emphasizing the crucial role mentors play in guiding mentees through meaningful research, facilitating impactful publications, and fostering active academic engagement. Proposals submitted should exemplify innovation, feasibility, and present a clear plan for the seamless integration of mentees into the research activities of their mentors. For additional details regarding the SPARX initiative, please visit the SPARX page on the RAS website.

To ensure a streamlined submission process, we kindly request all interested mentors to follow the provided instructions and submit their project proposals via the Smart Sheet platform.

Application Form: Link

Submission Deadline: EXTENDED to March 15th, 2024

Once the mentors are selected, interested mentees will be able to apply on-line. The mentee selection process will be facilitated by mentors following a structured approach. We look forward to receiving your proposals. Should you have any queries or require further clarification, feel free to reach out to us via

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