Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Doctoral Dissertation Award

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is accepting applications for the Doctoral Dissertation Award. ACM established this program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. Dissertations will be reviewed for technical depth and significance of the research contribution, potential impact on theory and practice, and quality of presentation.

Each nominated dissertation must have been accepted by the department within a 12-month period prior to the nomination deadline. Exceptional dissertations completed in August, but too late for submission last year will be considered. Only English language versions will be accepted. Each nomination shall be forwarded by the thesis advisor and must include the endorsement of the department head. A one-page summary of the significance of the dissertation written by the advisor must accompany the transmittal.

Because MU is limited to one application annually for this program (two if more than 10 Ph.D.s are granted in one year), letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to two pages and should include a brief description of the project and a summary of the significance of the dissertation.


The author of the winning dissertation will receive $20,000 and the Honorable Mention winner will receive $10,000.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

October 30, 2009


URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

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