Call for Nominations: ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award – Deadline: Oct 7, 2022

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) established the Doctoral Dissertation Award program to recognize and encourage superior research and writing by doctoral candidates in computer science and engineering. The award is presented each June at the ACM Awards Banquet and is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 plus travel expenses to the banquet. All winning dissertations are published exclusively in print and electronic formats as part of the ACM Books Series, which includes distribution through the ACM Digital Library. Honorable Mention(s) may also be awarded, with a prize of $10,000 shared among recipients.

Only a PhD student’s supervisor may nominate a dissertation. The nominated dissertation must have been successfully defended and submitted between October 1, 2021 through (and including) September 30, 2022.

Note regarding the competitiveness of this award: UBC may nominate only 2 dissertations to the international competition, and only 1 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award is offered by ACM annually.

  • Nomination deadline: 4:00 pm PT on Friday, 7 October 2022

See  nomination details at For further information, please visit the ACM webpage:  Questions can be sent to