The following procedures will be used to evaluate projects that are proposed
to the Project Grants Committee:
E-mail propospals are preferred if the proposal does not require special
formatting or images. Otherwise, five copies of the written proposal and
special materials must be sent to the Project Grants Committee Chair. The
form is available here.
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
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
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.
may include, but is not limited to: reports, video tapes, films, slides,
books, articles, and art work.
There will be no schedule of proposal deadlines, but proposals will be
examined as they are received. A complete evaluation of a successful proposal
may take two to six months to process, so a proposer must include lead
time plus whatever start-up time might be necessary in a proposal. If a
proposal comes in late in the fiscal year, it may be approved in principle,
but contingent on the overall budget for the next fiscal year.
should be short, yet describe the project fully
should emphasize the special results and describe all activities and/or
products of the project
should include a complete budget with justifications as necessary.
should include information on all persons who are proposed to work on the
The Project Grants Committee realizes that some work must precede any written
and will be happy to discuss a potential proposal with anyone considering
one. The Committee will also consider revised proposals in case an original
proposal is not supported.
Here is the time table for proposals under consideration by the Project Grants
Committee, starting at the time that all Committee members have a copy of a
- Days 1-14: The Committee has two weeks to read and
review the proposal, before going back to the submitter with three possible
- acceptance based on the material received, no further information
- rejection based on the material received, no further information requested
- request for further information. The submitter then has two weeks to
provide the requested information and the committee will give a final
recommendation based on the new material provided by the submitter no later
than two weeks after receiving the requested material.
- Days 15-28: If the result at the end of the first two weeks is the third
above, then the submitter will be providing the requested information.
- Days 29-42: The Committee will review the proposal in light of the new
information and will either accept or reject it.