[SIGCIS-Members] ACM History Committee -- fellowships (deadline = 1 Feb. 2016)

Thomas J. Misa tmisa at umn.edu
Wed Nov 4 08:04:49 PST 2015

Hello all,

The ACM History Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 research fellowships -- deadline 1 Feb. 2016, with particulars below.

Sessions at the recent SHOT meeting in Albuquerque featured eight of these research projects.  See sessions 7 (Artificial Sciences? Technology, Education, and Professional Networks in Early Computing) and 38 (Rewiring Public and Private: Computing for Public Sector and Public Interest) at <http://www.historyoftechnology.org/media/ABQ/2015_schedule_of_sessions.pdf>.

Past awardees should please check that your "project results" are current at <http://history.acm.org/public/public_documents/acm_history_fellows.php>.  Prompt and complete reporting of project results is, of course, a precondition for ongoing support of research -- you'll see there's a virtuous circle operating here!  Updates to me, please.

Best, Tom Misa
ACM History Committee chair (2014-16)


ACM History Committee 
Call for Proposals
2016 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 more than 100,000 members around the world. The ACM History Committee supports research projects related to ACM’s professional and educational activities and its rich institutional history including conferences, publications, and SIG activities.  We will support up to four research projects with awards of up to $4,000 each.  Successful candidates may be of any rank, from graduate students through senior researchers.  See list of past supported projects <history.acm.org/public/public_documents/acm_history_fellows.php>.

To Apply:

Applicants should send a 2-page CV as well as a 750-word project description that [a] describes the proposed research; [b] identifies specific ACM historical materials, whether traditional archival collections or online historical materials (oral histories, digitized conference papers, ACM organizational records, etc.); [c] discusses project outcomes (e.g. journal article, book or dissertation chapter, teaching resource, museum exhibit, website); and [d] outlines a timeline for completing the project—generally within 12 months.

In preparing a proposal, applicants should examine the document “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 may be used.  Applicants should include a brief letter of endorsement from their home institution or an external scholarly reference.
Proposals are due by 1 February 2016.  Proposals should be submitted as a single pdf-format document to <history-webmaster at acm.org>. Notification of awards will be made within 8 weeks.

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