The International Ergonomics Association, as a federation of societies, is dedicated to the advancement of the discipline of ergonomics and human factors. The mandate of the IEA is to promote the knowledge and practice of ergonomics by initiating and supporting a wide variety of international activities and cooperative programs. Because no remuneration is paid to the members of the IEA Executive Committee or its many working committees, all donations are used to support various IEA initiatives and programs.
Additional information about the IEA and its programs can be obtained by contacting Secretary-General of IEA .
The Purpose of Bequests
Gifts, such as bequests, have greatly benefited the development of disciplines such as engineering and medicine. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of individuals who have expressed an interest in making a bequest for ergonomics. Benefactors wish to donate to a discipline that has enriched their lives and given them the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to society through their teaching, research, and practice.
There are essentially two types of bequest: general and specific. The general bequest permits the IEA to pursue initiatives that will further its fundamental objectives of increasing the body of ergonomics-related knowledge, promoting the teaching and practice of ergonomics, and sponsoring international activities. Specific bequests are used to support ergonomics-related programs in industrially developing countries to promote particular branches of the discipline, and provide scholarships and prizes which stimulate research and recognize significant achievements in the field.
Individuals or organizations who wish to support the IEA through other means, such as sustaining membership or donations, should contact the IEA Treasurer for information.
Making a Bequest
Making a bequest to the IEA is not difficult. If you have named the IEA in your will or are contemplating giving this type of gift, suggested wording for making your bequest is provided below. Since countries have different legal traditions, donors are urged to obtain legal advice when naming the IEA as a beneficiary and to contact the IEA Treasurer to ensure their wishes can be carried out properly. Members of IEA Federated societies may wish to direct their bequest to their national society.
Example of a General Bequest:
I give and bequeath to the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) the sum of ____dollars (or x% of my estate), to be used for the purposes and benefit of the Association in such manner as the Executive Committee may decide.
Example of a Specific Bequest
I give and bequeath to the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) the sum of _____ dollars (or x% of my estate), to be used for the purposes of _______________.
If, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, it is at any time impractical or inadvisable to use the said sum for the purposes specified above, the sum may be used for the purposes and benefit of the Association in such manner as the Executive Committee may decide.