Call for Nominations for 2022 ACM Awards

Aug 4, 2022

Dear Members of ACM,

ACM seeks your help in building and diversifying the nomination pool for our 2022 Awards. The ACM Awards process works by having individual award committees evaluate the candidate nominations submitted for that award. It is often the case that people wonder why a specific person who seems highly deserving has not received an ACM award. The common answer is that the person was never nominated. We ask you to help distribute this ACM Awards Call for Nominations to your network through distribution lists, related organizations, and individual contacts to help ensure that deserving candidates are nominated.

As ACM seeks to get the word out about the need to nominate highly qualified candidates, we ask people to consider ACM’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As noted by ACM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, this commitment includes multiple aspects of diversity such as age, race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, nationality, physical ability, thinking style, and experience. We encourage all potential nominators to think of these factors when considering deserving individuals to nominate. While candidates for advanced member grades (Fellow or Distinguished Member) must be ACM members, candidates for ACM Awards do not need to be members to be nominated.

The list in the link below outlines ACM awards not only for lifelong contributions, but also for early-to-mid career contributions and specific types of contributions such as education or outstanding contributions to ACM, along with specific attention to certain technical areas such as artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and programming systems. There is also the Athena Lecturer Award that each year honors a preeminent woman in computing. Award nominations are due December 15, 2022, except for the Doctoral Dissertation Award which is due October 31, 2022.

Again, ACM seeks your assistance in broadly distributing this call for nominations. Details about the nomination process for individual awards can be found at Remember, deserving individuals cannot receive these awards unless someone such as you takes the time to submit their nomination for an award!

Vicki Hanson