Conference Grants for 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 who feels that his or her goals meet this description.


  1. Full registration for the technical sessions at TRI-Ada '96, December 3-7, 1996 at the Philadelphia Marriott, including one copy of the conference proceedings.
  2. Registration costs for pre- or post-conference tutorials at TRI-Ada'96 (December 3 and 7; see titles in the program). You may choose to attend any of these that will help you achieve your goals.

How to Propose:

In order to be considered for a grant, you must prepare a formal proposal and send it, by e-mail (preferred), fax, or regular mail postmarked, by October 15, 1996 to:

Michael B. Feldman
ACM/SIGAda Education Working Group Chair
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-5919
(202) 994-0227 (fax)

The proposal should contain three specific items:

  1. 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 the your statements, including assurance that the necessary travel funds will be made available to you if the grant is awarded.

  2. Proposer's Statement (3 pages maximum): A statement of the proposer's background, environment, and plans.

  3. Course Selection: State which TRI-Ada tutorial(s) you would like to attend, and if it is not obvious, the relevance of these courses to the plans above.

Evaluating Proposals:

All proposals will be evaluated by educators who teach and use Ada in their curricula. Proposals will be evaluated on:

Awards will be announced by November 1, 1996. Grantees will be asked to accept the grant formally and to verify their attendance at that time, and arrangements will be made for registration following their acceptance. All proposers will be notified of the decision on their proposals.