[SIGCIS-Members] ACM history grants ---> revised deadline THIS Friday (7 May)

Thomas Misa tmisa at umn.edu
Mon May 3 13:21:58 PDT 2010

Hi all,

The ACM History Committee extends the deadline for submitting fellowship proposals to THIS Friday, owing to some uncertainty in the publicity.

A reminder that there are TWO grants being offered.  A $5,000 award for a project focusing on ACM's institutional history and a $2500 travel award for a project on ACM members, activities, networks.  (You needn't specify which award.)

All you need to do -- and you must do this! -- is explain how your project relates to the ACM in some fashion.

Best, Tom


ACM History Committee 
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 plans to make two awards. One, a travel grant of $2,500 to support historical research on the wide variety of ACM-related activities, including ACM members, officers, and prize winners.  Second, a fellowship grant of $5,000 focusing on ACM’s rich institutional history, including consideration of its organization, publications, SIG activities, and sponsored conferences.  Successful candidates for either award may be of any rank, from graduate students through senior researchers.

                                             To Apply:
Applicants for either award should send a 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.); [c] discusses the project’s planned outcome (e.g. conference paper, journal article, book or dissertation chapter, teaching resource, museum exhibit, etc.); and [d] outlines a timeline for completing the project, generally within one calendar year of the award, including a final project report.

In preparing a proposal, applicants should examine the extensive list of “ACM Research Materials” posted at <history.acm.org/content.php?do=links> as well as “Sources for ACM History,” CACM 50 #5  (May 2007): 36-41 <doi.acm.org/10.1145/1230819.1230836>.   Other research materials relating to ACM’s rich history may also be used.  Applicants should include a letter of endorsement from their home institution or an external scholarly reference.

Proposals are due by [revised:] 7 May 2010.  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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