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 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

  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.); and
  3. Discusses the project's planned outcome (e.g. conference paper, journal article, book or dissertation chapter, teaching resource, museum exhibit, etc.).

In preparing a proposal, applicants should examine the extensive list of ACM historical resources posted at 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 the history committee webmaster. Notification of awards will be made within six weeks.

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