The following procedures will be used to evaluate projects that are proposed to the Project Grants Committee:
- Areas of proposals: Our interest is mainly in projects that have promise in promoting or advancing computer graphics generally. Local projects are only interesting if they offer a replicable model for others to follow. Projects in the areas deemed to be important in supporting SIGGRAPH's strategic plan are of interest.
- The review will be based on several factors:
- Need for the project
- Effect of the project on the computer graphics community
- Breadth of the project's application in computer graphics and interactive techniques
- Organization of the project and its likelihood of success
- Strategic plans and directions of SIGGRAPH.
- Projects related to education are handled in a similar manner by the EducationCommittee, and requests to run a workshop are handled by the Symposia Coordinator. Requests regarding these types of activities should be made directly to the appropriate groups, not the Project Grants Committee.
- In consideration for funding through Project Grants, negative factors would be: copyrighted proposals, salary requests for volunteers (i.e. people who should be donating their time), clearly commercial requests, requests where there are financial returns to the proposer, and requests that benefit only a local group of people.
- While SIGGRAPH respects the patents and copyrights of a proposer's work, SIGGRAPH reserves the right to a license of the product of a Project Grants Award for distribution through SIGGRAPH channels at SIGGRAPH's expense. This may include, but is not limited to: reports, video tapes, films, slides, books, articles, and art work.