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Grants to Educators
The ACM/SIGAda Conference Grants program is intended to help educators
introduce, strengthen, and expand the use of Ada in secondary school,
college, and university curricula. We welcome a proposal from anyone
whose goals meet this description.
Travel funding is not included in the conference grant program, but see below regarding
travel grants sponsored by AdaCore, which can be combined with conference grants.
- Full conference registration for SIGAda 2009, in
Florida, USA, November 1-5, 2009,
including one copy of the conference proceedings.
- Registration costs for 2 days of pre-conference tutorials
at SIGAda 2009 (titles to be published after the program is settled).
You may choose to attend any tutorial(s) and workshop(s) that will help
you achieve your goals.
How to Propose:
In order to be considered for a conference grant, prepare a brief proposal and
send it by e-mail
by October 16, 2009
Prof. Michael B. Feldman
The George Washington University (ret.)
Department of Computer Science
Washington, DC 20052
MFeldman at GWU.Edu
The proposal should contain three specific items:
- Cover Letter: A cover sheet with your name, address, phone
number, and e-mail address (if available). It should be stated
that you would not be able to attend the conference without the
support of this grant. It would be useful to obtain a statement
from the appropriate department chair or dean, to the effect that
he/she has read and supports your propsal, including assurance
that the necessary travel funds will be made available to you if
the grant is awarded.
- Proposer’s Statement (500 words maximum): A statement of the
proposer’s background, environment, and plans.
Course Selection: State which tutorial(s) or workshop(s) you
would like to attend, and if it is not obvious, the relevance of these
courses to the plans above.
- Environment : The current curriculum in your institution
- Plans: What you plan to do with Ada in the curriculum and how
these plans relate to the current environment in your school
- Background : The relevant experience that you bring to the plans
All proposals will be evaluated by educators who teach and use Ada in
their curricula. Proposals will be evaluated on:
Notification of Award decision will be made by email within a few
days of receipt of proposal. Grantees will receive instructions
for on-line registration.
Registration using the award instructions will be accepted until
October 28, 2009.
- the quality and appropriateness of the plans
- the appropriateness of the SIGAda tutorials to the plans
- the preparation of the proposer to carry out the plans
Grants for AdaCore’s GNAT Academic Program
AdaCore is making available a limited number of travel grants, at
$300/person, to support conference participation and attendance by
faculty and students at institutions that are members of AdaCore’s GNAT
Academic Program. Through September 30, applications will be handled
first-come first-served from GAP member faculty or students who are
presenting papers at the conference. After that date, applications will
be handled first-come first-served from GAP member faculty or students
who are either presenting a paper or simply attending the conference.
Please contact Tracey Gilbert
(gap-contact at adacore.com)
for more information.