Senior Member nominations are reviewed in cycles over the course of the year. This webpage describes the process and requirements for nominations. For helpful suggestions, see Frequently Asked Questions.
Next Deadline: September 3, 2016 - End of Day, Anywhere on Earth (AoE), UTC -12
Eligibility: Prior to the submission deadline, a candidate must have accrued:
Selection Criteria: Successful candidates for Senior Member must have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers. In general, this will be reflected in one or more of the following:
The candidate's description of his/her own accomplishments is reviewed and evaluated. However, the Committee gives particular weight to the supporting evidence provided by the endorsers, who must be individuals with personal knowledge of the candidate's work.
Submissions: Candidates nominate themselves for Senior Member using the online nomination form. The requirements for nominations and endorsements are described below; further detail and examples will be found under Frequently Asked Questions.
All materials must be submitted in English. Each nomination involves several components:
Endorsements: The candidate must secure endorsements from 3 colleagues in the field (not necessarily ACM members), who have personal knowledge of the candidate's work (e.g., co-authors, collaborators, supervisors). The endorsers attest that they know the candidate's work and that the candidate accurately described his/her achievements. They also explain why they believe the accomplishments meet the criteria for Senior Member. Candidates are advised to contact potential endorsers to get their consent and preferred contact info before submitting the nomination, as the names/info may not be changed once submitted. We also recommend that endorsers be sent the information about what endorsements should include (from the Frequently Asked Questions webpage); many nominations fail simply because the endorsers didn't receive good instructions from the candidate.
NOTE: After submitting the endorsement form, each endorser will be sent an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with an encrypted URL which must be used to confirm the endorsement. Please warn your endorsers in advance that they should expect that email and be prepared to respond to it promptly (or should contact email@example.com if it doesn't arrive).
Further information is available on the Frequently Asked Questions webpage. If you still have specific questions, please send them to Rosemary McGuinness, ACM Awards Committee Liaison. ACM's conflict-of-interest guidelines apply to all membership grade nominations.Scroll