[SIGCIS-Members] ACM-HC: Short-term Fellowships in ACM History (deadline 30 April)

tmisa at umn.edu tmisa at umn.edu
Tue Mar 24 06:42:18 PDT 2009

Dear colleagues,

Please think seriously about developing a proposal for this new fellowship 
opportunity. As I mentioned in the "early" version, this is an experiment. 
If there are numerous, high-quality proposals it's more likely that the 
experiment will continue. The 'fine print' is true: there are not extensive 
requirements or restrictions; the intent is to cultivate ACM history -- and 
to draw attention -- and use -- to the ACM research materials.

Best, Tom Misa


website: <history.acm.org/content.php?do=fellowship>

ACM History Committee 
Short-term Fellowships in ACM History

The Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the oldest and 
largest educational and scientific society dedicated to the computing 
profession, and today has members in more than 100 countries. To encourage 
historical research, the ACM History Committee announces a new program of 
short-term fellowships in ACM history. This year we plan to make up to two 
$2,500 awards to support historical research on the wide variety of ACM 
related activities, including ACM members, officers, and prize winners, as 
well as ACM as an organization. Successful candidates may be of any rank, 
from graduate students through senior researchers.

To Apply:

Applicants should send 2-page CV as well as a 750-word project description 
that [a] describes the proposed research project; [b] identifies the 
importance of specific ACM historical materials, whether traditional 
archival collections or online historical materials (oral histories, 
digitized conference papers, ACM organizational records, et al.); and [c] 
discusses the project's planned outcome (e.g. conference paper, journal 
article, book or dissertation chapter, teaching resource, museum exhibit, 

In preparing a proposal, applicants should examine the extensive list of 
ACM historical resources posted at 
<history.acm.org/content.php?do=fellowship>. Other research materials 
relating to ACM's rich history may also be used. Applications should 
include a letter of endorsement from their home department or institution.

Proposals are due by 30 April 2009. Proposals should be submitted as .pdf 
documents to <history-webmaster at acm.org>. Notification of awards will be 
made within six weeks.

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