ACM History Committee

Call for ACM History Fellowship Proposals

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 is preparing groundwork for a special history workshop in 2014.  Aiming at the workshop, we will support research projects related to ACM””s professional and educational activities and/or to ACM””s rich institutional history including its organization, publications, SIG activities, and conferences.  We may also consider support for wider synthetic projects, analyzing existing research on ACM and outlining themes to illuminate ACM””s nearly seven-decade history.

We will support up to four projects with awards of up to $4,000 each. Successful candidates may be of any rank, from graduate students through senior researchers. All awardees must be willing to present their work to a two-day ACM History Committee-sponsored workshop, to be held during the spring or early summer of 2014. Workshop travel, lodging, and meals will be paid by ACM History Committee, in addition to this project award.

The current and past winners of the fellowship can be found here.

An announcement of 2013 call for fellowship proposals can be found here (also as a pdf-format document here). Proposals are due by 15 February 2013.