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Nominations Open for CRA Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awards


The Computing Research Association invites nominations for the 2018 CRA Distinguished Service Award and A. Nico Habermann Award. The deadline for receipt of nominations is December 8, 2017.

The CRA Distinguished Service Award is presented to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. This award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research. Longevity, effectiveness, breadth, and community-wide scope of service are all important in the award selection. The nomination letter must make an argument why the candidate deserves the award, focusing on a few key contributions and providing evidence for these claims. Submit nominations here.

The CRA A. Nico Habermann Award is presented a person who has made outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented groups in the computing research community. This award recognizes work in areas of government affairs, educational programs, professional societies, public awareness, and leadership that has a major impact on advancing these groups in the computing research community. Recognized contributions can be focused directly at the research level or at its immediate precursors, namely students at the undergraduate or graduate levels. The nomination letter must make an argument for why the candidate deserves the award, focusing on a few key contributions and providing evidence for these claims. Submit nominations here.

Questions or comments may be addressed to awards@cra.org. Current members of the CRA board of directors are not eligible for these two awards.