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Nominations Open for Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awards


The Computing Research Association invites nominations for the 2021 CRA Distinguished Service Award and A. Nico Habermann Award.

Distinguished Service Award
CRA presents an award, usually annually, to a person or multiple people who have 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. Nominators must obtain three to four letters of support from distinguished members of the computing research community who are familiar with the candidate’s service accomplishments and must include a copy of the candidate’s current curriculum vitae. Submit nominations here.

A. Nico Habermann Award
CRA presents an award, usually annually, to a person or multiple people who have 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. Nominators must obtain three to four letters in support of the nominee from distinguished members of the computing research community who are familiar with the candidate’s service, with particular emphasis on its community-wide scope and must include a copy of the candidate’s current curriculum vitae. Submit nominations here.

Questions or comments may be addressed to awards@cra.org.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 15, 2021.

Current members of the CRA Board of Directors are not eligible for these two awards.

Nominations Open for Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awards