ACM FAccT welcomes applications for the inaugural FAcct Diversity and Inclusion (DEI) Scholarships. One of FAccT’s Strategic Goals is to innovate and lead on diversity and inclusion. This program seeks to advance this goal by funding scholars to conduct research that deepens our collective understanding of and advances DEI initiatives.
Either individuals or small teams are welcome to apply. Applicants should describe the research that they want to conduct. The proposed work should leverage the FAccT conference/organization, and should have broader impacts (e.g., guidelines for practice, tutorials) and/or intellectual merits. We welcome a diverse range of methods - ethnographic, qualitative, quantitative, experimental, etc.
Example topics include:
Applicants will have an opportunity to present their research outcomes during the FAccT conference, in a format that best suits the work and which would be jointly decided with the organizing team (e.g. invited panel/tutorial/CRAFT). Individuals from underrepresented groups in the FAccT community are especially welcome to apply.
Funding and duration
The funding is provided as one-time payment of funds up to $25,000. The project can last from 6 to 12 months, and an extension can be granted depending on the project’s scope.
Funds can be paid in one of three formats (and can be split between these formats)
1. An ACM Conference Award of a $25,000 lump sum, subject to US IRS Miscellaneous Income Tax Reporting (Form 1099). Recipient must provide the appropriate tax information to ACM through our tax form collection page. For those receiving payment in the US, a W9 must be completed. For payments made outside the US, a W8 is required. US-based recipients are paid via direct deposit (or check if preferred). Recipients outside the US are paid via wire transfer. Once a speaker submits a payment request, it can take up to 15 business days to receive payment.
2. Reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred, including travel and relevant services, but excluding equipment.
3. Payment to a tax-exempt organisation (such as the host university, for use as research funds). Individuals who wish to donate their honorarium to a 501c3 organization are required to provide an email with the following information and documents: Donation Amount, Banking Information for Wire Transfer, Name of the Organization, Tax ID of the Organization, IRS Determination Letter, W9 for the Organization; or copy of the most recent Form 990 (not more than 15 months old)
Anyone who is interested in conducting research to advance the diversity and inclusion goals of the FAccT community can apply. Depending on the scope of the project, a small team of individuals (1-4 people) can apply as well.
Applicants should submit a 3-4 page proposal, including a budget, in pdf format, at the FAccT submission platform, EasyChair (select DEI Scholarship track).
The proposal should specify:
The review and selection process
The FAccT Executive Committee and 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chairs will serve as the selection committee.
Conflict of Interest Policy. The selection process will abide by the ACM policy stated here:. We are therefore unable to accept submissions from those who stand in one of the following relationships to the selection committee:
Expected reporting mechanisms
Milestones proposed in the proposal, along with their presentation to the FAccT EC and DEI Committee every six month.