ACM History Committee
2012 Call for Proposals: ACM History Fellowship

2012 Call for Proposals: ACM History Fellowship
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 100,000 members around the world. To encourage historical research, the ACM History Committee plans to make two types of awards. Travel grants of $2,500 support smaller projects, while a fellowship grant of $5,000 may support a larger or more demanding project. Projects should focus on ACM activities, including those of members, officers, and prize winners, or ACM's rich institutional history, including consideration of its organization, publications, SIG activities, and conferences. Successful candidates may be of any rank, from graduate students through senior researchers. The current and past winners of the fellowship can be found here.
To Apply:
Applicants for either award should send a 2-page CV as well as a 750-word project description that
  1. describes the proposed research project;
  2. 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.);
  3. discusses the project's planned outcome (e.g. conference paper, journal article, book or dissertation chapter, teaching resource, museum exhibit); and
  4. outlines a timeline for completing the project, generally within one calendar year of the award, including a final project report sent to the ACM History Committee chair.
In preparing a proposal, applicants should examine the extensive list of "ACM Research Materials" as well as "Sources for ACM History," CACM 50 #5 (May 2007): 36-41. Other research materials relating to ACM 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 3 February 2012. Proposals should be submitted as a single pdf-format document to history committee webmaster. Notification of awards will be made within six weeks.

The pdf-format document for this call for fellowship proposal can be found here.