Initiatives

Funding programs and other new initiatives.

  • The 2020 SIGCHI Chapter Website Competition is the first website competition for ACM SIGCHI local chapters, both professionals and students. This competition was held to serve as a recognition for SIGCHI chapters who are nurturing their website to curate their journey and fulfil their mission to serve the community. This year we received submissions from […]

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  • Earlier this summer, we shared the SIGCHI Executive Committee’s commitment to listen, reflect, act, and represent. As a next step, we are working to create channels that might better enable us to listen (and respond) to concerns and questions from SIGCHI members. There are several avenues that already afford us listening room — social media, […]

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  • A recent post laid out the details of the SIGCHI Development Fund, explaining the types of projects it is meant for, and listing some examples of what has been funded in the past. As we make efforts to expand these initiatives and their coverage, we are putting together a committee that is responsible for evaluating […]

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  • The SIGCHI Development Fund (SDF) is a resource that provides support for the global SIGCHI community to invest in communication, innovation, and expansion around HCI. All SIGCHI members are eligible to apply for funding from the SDF. These proposals for funding must align with one or more of the SIGCHI EC’s Strategic Initiatives. If you […]

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  • OPEN CALL FOR THE SIGCHI OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARDS CHAIR [Apply Here] deadline October 18th, 2019 (Midnight AOE) SIGCHI is looking for nominations for the SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Awards chair. Please see here for information on the nomination process: https://sigchi.org/awards/dissertation-award/ For general information on SIGCHI awards, see here https://sigchi.org/awards/. If you are interested in serving in […]

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  • SIGCHI recently created the Global Community Development for Conferences (GCDC) program. It’s upto conference chairs and steering committees to apply to this program but it’s aimed to provide support for researchers and practitioners both from and working/studying in Economically Developing Countries to engage further with conferences. Not all conferees have the scale, reach or community interest to make […]

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  • The annual CHI Conference — SIGCHI’s flagship event — is nearing its fortieth year. It is bigger than ever, attracting large numbers of attendees, technical submissions, and content in a wide variety of forms. Many in our community marvel at the breadth and depth of offerings and enjoy the energy of our community coming together. […]

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  • Over the past few years the SIGCHI Executive Committee revised and developed a number of new guidelines and dedicated initiatives under its SIGCHI Development Fund program. Today, the SIGCHI Development Fund provides resources for the SIGCHI community to spur communication, innovation, and expansion of HCI in alignment with the SIGCHI Executive Committee’s Strategic Initiatives. As […]

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  • SIGCHI launched Early Career Mentorship Fund for Developing Communities   In order to better support emerging HCI communities in the developing world, ACM SIGCHI has established Early Career Mentorship Fund for Developing Communities. This fund is especially to support early-career scholars in HCI/UX from UNESCO’s list of developing countries to participate in a kickoff meeting […]

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  • The SIGCHI Across Borders Initiative (SABI) is SIGCHI’s effort to reach out to HCI students, researchers, and practitioners in places where the field is still in nascent stages, as well as to learn more about HCI approaches in these contexts and how SIGCHI might be of assistance. So far, we have held two successful meetings–in […]

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