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Award Monetary Prize Description
A. M. Turing Award $1,000,000: Google Inc. ACM's most prestigious technical award is accompanied by a prize of $1,000,000. It is given to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The contributions should be of lasting and major technical importance to the computer field. Financial support of the Turing Award is provided by Google Inc.
ACM Prize in Computing $250,000: Infosys Ltd. The ACM Prize in Computing recognizes personal contributions by young scientists and system developers to a contemporary innovation that, through its depth, fundamental impact and broad implications, exemplifies the greatest achievements in the discipline. The award carries a prize of $250,000. Financial support for the ACM Prize in Computing is provided by an endowment from Infosys Ltd.
ACM Charles P. "Chuck" Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award $100,000: Microsoft Research The ACM Charles P. "Chuck" Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award (the "ACM Breakthrough Award") is presented biennially to an individual who reflects Thacker's pioneering contributions in making a surprising or disruptive leapfrog in computing ideas or technologies, and his inspiration of generations of young computer scientists.  The award is presented at the June ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $100,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet and to the ACM Breakthrough Award Lecture.  Financial support is provided by Microsoft Research.
ACM Distinguished Service Award ACM Awarded on the basis of value and degree of services to the computing community. The contribution should not be limited to service to the Association, but should include activities in other computer organizations and should emphasize contributions to the computing community at large.
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award $20,000
Honorable Mention – $10,000
Presented annually to the author(s) of the best doctoral dissertation(s) in computer science and engineering. The Doctoral Dissertation Award is accompanied by a prize of $20,000, and the Honorable Mention Award is accompanied by a prize totaling $10,000. Winning dissertations will be published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM Books Series.
ACM – IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award $5,000: ACM, IEEE CS Administered jointly by ACM and IEEE Computer Society. The award of $5000 is given for contributions to computer and digital systems architecture where the field of computer architecture is considered at present to encompass the combined hardware-software design and analysis of computing and digital systems.
ACM Gordon Bell Prize $10,000: Endowment provided by Gordon Bell The Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in high-performance computing. The purpose of the award is to track the progress over time of parallel computing, with particular emphasis on rewarding innovation in applying high-performance computing to applications in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. Prizes may be awarded for peak performance or special achievements in scalability and time-to-solution on important science and engineering problems. Financial support of the $10,000 award is provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing.
ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award $35,000: Microsoft Research Awarded to the outstanding young computer professional of the year, selected on the basis of a single recent major technical or service contribution. The candidate must have been 35 years of age or less at the time the qualifying contribution was made.  This award is accompanied by a prize of $35,000. Financial support for the Grace Murray Hopper Award is provided by Microsoft Research.
International Science and Engineering Fair 1st Place – $4,000: ACM
2nd Place – $3,000: ACM
3rd Place – $1,500: ACM
Honorable Mention – $500: ACM
The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is held annually each May, and has been administered since 1950 by the Society for Science & the Public
ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award $10,000: Kanellakis Family, SIGACT, SIGDA, SIGMOD, SIGPLAN, ACM SIG Project Fund, Individual Contributions The Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award honors specific theoretical accomplishments that have had a significant and demonstrable effect on the practice of computing. This award is accompanied by a prize of $10,000 and is endowed by contributions from the Kanellakis family, with additional financial support provided by ACM's Special Interest Groups on Algorithms and Computational Theory (SIGACT), Design Automation (SIGDA), Management of Data (SIGMOD), and Programming Languages (SIGPLAN), the ACM SIG Projects Fund, and individual contributions.
ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award $10,000: ACM Presented annually to an outstanding educator who is: appointed to a recognized educational baccalaureate institution; recognized for advancing new teaching methodologies, or effecting new curriculum development or expansion in Computer Science and Engineering; or making a significant contribution to the educational mission of the ACM. Those who have been teaching for ten years or less will be given special consideration. A prize of $10,000 accompanies the award.
ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award $5,000: ACM, IEEE CS The ACM – IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award is awarded annually and recognizes substantial contributions to programmability and productivity in computing and substantial community service or mentoring contributions. The award includes a $5,000 honorarium. The recipient will give a presentation, normally technical, at the SC conference at which it is announced, or at an ACM or IEEE conference of the recipient's choosing during the year following the announcement.
ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics $5,000: ACM This award is to recognize an individual or a group who have made a significant contribution through the use of computing technology. It will be given once every two years, assuming that there are worthy recipients. The award amount is $5,000 plus travel expenses to the Awards banquet. The award is intentionally defined broadly. The professional credentials of the recipient(s) are not important. The recipient(s) need never to have earned a degree or published a paper, or even be considered to be a computer professional. The emphasis of the Award Committee will be on the significance of the contribution itself, within the prescribed areas of technology for humanitarian contributions in the field of computing. Some examples of the types of contributions that this award is created to recognize are: application of computer technology to aid the disabled; making an educational contribution using computers or Computer Science in inner city schools; creative research concerning intellectual property issues; expansion of educational opportunities in Computer Science for women and underrepresented minorities; application of computers or computing techniques to problems of developing countries.
ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships $5,000: ACM, IEEE CS, SC Conference Endowed in memory of George Michael, one of the founding fathers of the SC Conference series, the ACM IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial Fellowships honor exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus areas are in high performance computing, networking, storage, and large-scale data analysis. ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and the SC Conference support this award.  Fellowship recipients are selected each year based on overall potential for research excellence, the degree to which technical interests align with those of the HPC community, academic progress to date, recommendations by their advisor and others, and a demonstration of current and anticipated use of HPC resources. The Fellowship includes a $5,000 honorarium, plus travel and registration to receive the award at the annual SC conference.
ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award $10,000: ACM, AAAI, Individual Contributions The ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award is presented to an individual selected for career contributions that have breadth within computer science, or that bridge computer science and other disciplines. This award is accompanied by a prize of $10,000, provided by ACM and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and by individual contributions.
Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award ACM This award may be given to up to three individuals per year, for entirely different activities, and they are selected based on the value and degree of service to ACM.
ACM Policy Award $10,000: ACM The ACM Policy Award was established in 2014 to recognize an individual or small group that had a significant positive impact on the formation or execution of public policy affecting computing or the computing community. This can be for education, service, or leadership in a technology position; for establishing an innovative program in policy education or advice; for building the community or community resources in technology policy; or other notable policy activity. The award is accompanied by a $10,000 prize.
SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering $5,000: SIAM  This biennial endowed award will recognize an individual(s) for outstanding research contributions to the field of computational science and engineering. The contribution(s) for which the award is made must be publicly available and may belong to any aspect of computational science in its broadest sense. The award will include a certificate and a cash prize of $5,000.
ACM Software System Award $35,000: IBM Awarded to an institution or individual(s) recognized for developing a software system that has had a lasting influence, reflected in contributions to concepts, in commercial acceptance, or both. The Software System Award carries a prize of $35,000. Financial support for the Software System Award is provided by IBM.
ACM Athena Lecturer Award $25,000: Two Sigma The ACM Athena Lecturer Award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to Computer Science. Each year ACM will honor a preeminent woman computer scientist as the Athena Lecturer.  The Athena Lecturer will give an invited talk at an ACM conference determined by the speaker.  A video of the talk will appear on the ACM website. The award includes travel expenses to the meeting and a $25,000 honorarium. Financial support for the Athena Lecturer Award is provided by Two Sigma.
ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award ₹ 200,000: Tata Consultancy Services
The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award was established in 2011. This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation(s) from degree-awarding institutions based in India for each academic year, running from August 1 of one year to July 31 of the following year. The ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award is accompanied by a prize of ₹200,000. An honorable mention award, if any, is accompanied by a prize of ₹100,000. The dissertation(s) will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is the founding sponsor of the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award.
 ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing $10,000 each, up to 4 Recipients per year: Gordon Bell and David Cutler Endowment Fund The ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing recognizes talented high school students in computer science. The intent of the program is to promote and encourage the field of computer science, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment. Eligible applicants include graduating High School Seniors residing and attending school in the United States. The challenge will focus on developing an artifact that engages modern computing technology and computer science. Judges will be looking for submissions that demonstrate ingenuity, complexity, relevancy, originality, and a desire to further computer science as a discipline. Up to four (4) recipients will each be awarded a $10,000 prize and a trip to the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize Reception. The award is financially supported by a $1 million endowment from the Gordon Bell and David Cutler Endowment Fund.