Guidelines for the Nomination Letter (not to exceed two pages)
This award is for outstanding contributions aimed at increasing the numbers and/or successes of underrepresented members in the computing research community. The quality and extent of computing research conducted by the candidate are not taken into consideration in making this award—unless that research addresses the above goals—and material about the candidate’s research accomplishments should not be included in the nomination material.
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. The nomination should not simply consist of a list of accomplishments.
Longevity, effectiveness, breadth, and community wide scope of service (rather than great contributions within one institution) all matter.