The INCOSE Foundation is a charitable organization with the stated goal of advancing the development and image of systems engineering through funded scholarships, research, and international forums. The Foundation received its 501(c) (3) exempt status from the IRS on 30 September 2005. This enables all U.S. donors to claim a charitable deduction on their annual income tax submissions. The Foundation is exploring ways in which non-U.S. contributions can be solicited in ways that benefit individual donors.
The Foundation is a separate legal entity from INCOSE but both organizations are closely aligned in philosophy, strategic directions, and values. The Foundation has its own separate Board of Directors, several of whom are also elected INCOSE Board members.
INCOSE Foundation 2013 Annual Report
Foundation Now Accepting 2014 Scholarship Applications
The INCOSE Foundation is pleased to announce that the application cycle is open for The Johns Hopkins University Alexander Kossiakoff Scholarship. Award applications will be accepted until 30 November 2014.
The 2015 Stevens Institute of Technology Doctoral Award and the James E. Long Memorial Post Doctoral Fellowship award applications will be accepted for 2015 beginning 1 Feb 2015 until 1 May.
The INCOSE Foundation bestows these awards annually:
Questions can be submitted to Dr. William Ewald, Chief Executive Officer of the INCOSE Foundation, at: wEwald@jhu.edu
- The James E. Long Memorial Post Doctoral Fellowship carries a $5,000 grant to post-doctoral researchers along with a plaque and recognition at the annual INCOSE Symposium. To learn more about this award and the application procedure: Long Post Doctoral Fellowship
- The Stevens Institute of Technology Doctoral Award carries a US $5,000 grant to a doctoral student along with a plaque and recognition at the annual INCOSE International Symposium. It was initiated in 2002 and has been presented to individuals at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (2010), University of Aveiro, Portugal (2009), the Missouri University of Science and Technology (2008) and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse (also in 2008), University of Southern California (2007), the Southern Methodist University (2006), University of Pennsylvania (2005), Stanford University (2004), Stevens Institute (2003), and Leeds in the UK (2002). To learn more about this award and the application procedure: Stevens Award
- The Johns Hopkins University Alexander Kossiakoff Scholarship, in partnership with the INCOSE Foundation, carries an award of $5,000, a plaque and recognition at the annual INCOSE Winter Workshop. The awardee is also offered an optional paid summer internship at JHU working on relevant systems engineering problems. The award was initiated in 2009 and was presented to an individual at the Naval Air Systems Command within the Department of the Defense and the Missouri University of Science and Technology (2010). To learn more about this award and the application procedure: JHU Scholarship Award
2014 Stevens Institute of Technology Doctoral Award Recipient
The 2014 Stevens Institute of Technology Doctoral Award was presented to Siddhartha Agarwal at the IS 2014. Siddhartha is pursuing a PhD in Systems Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology. He is researching in formulation of a domain independent framework for generating meta-architectures for System of Systems.
2014 David Wright INCOSE Leadership A Award Recipient
The 2014 David Wright INCOSE Leadership Award was presented to Tina Srivastava at the IW 2014. Tina serves as a chief engineer on manay Raytheon projects and is an MIT Engineering Systems Division (ESD) PhD candidate.
2014 James E. Long Memorial Post Doctoral Fellowship Recipient
There was no recipient of the James E. Long Memorial Post Doctoral Fellowship in 2014.
2013 The Johns Hopkins University Alexander Kossiakoff Scholarship Award Recipient
The 2013 Johns Hopkins University Kossiakoff Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Thuc Tran, a doctoral candidate in systems engineering at the George Washington University. Mr. Tran is an excellent and active student at George Washington University and is employed as an application developer at Hwelett Packard. He is interested in the migraton of legacy systems.
Make a contribution online at https://www.incose.org/cc_orders/donations.asp or mail your contribution to the following address:
The INCOSE Foundation
7670 Opportunity Rd #220
San Diego, CA 92111
Upon receipt of the donation, every donor will be provided with a letter acknowledging the donation, which can be used to document the contribution as a valid charitable gift, and therefore tax deductible for U.S. donors.
Questions should be directed to the Foundation offices at +1 858-541-1725 (US toll free phone 800-366-1164) or via email at email@example.com .
Current Foundation Goals
The intent is to build the Foundation’s assets and influence to achieve two challenging strategic goals within a five year time table.
- The Foundation will be the authoritative international voice on improving the condition of society through extensive support of Systems Engineering and related disciplines.
- The Foundation will be recognized as the world leader in fostering Systems Engineering scholarship, research and education.
Envisioned Future for the Foundation
The two goals will be realized when the following are common practice, and the Foundation is recognized as a significant catalyst in advancing Systems Engineering as a discipline and a proven approach to solving critical technical and societal challenges.
- Systems Engineering is embraced world wide as an important discipline practiced by universities, industry and government.
- Systems Engineering permeates research and education at all levels.
- The Foundation is recognized as a world class organization that uses its extensive resources to effect change in social and academic domains.
Foundation Core Values
The Foundation will incorporate the following core values in all aspects of operations.
- System(s) perspective
- Service to all of humanity
- Integrity and honesty
- Commitment to knowledge and learning
- Stewardship of contributors’ money