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Welcome to the SIGPLAN Awards Nomination Portal


Programming Languages Achievement Award

    The Programming Languages Achievement Award is given by ACM SIGPLAN to an individual or individuals who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of programming languages. The contribution can be a single event or a lifetime of achievement. The award includes a prize of $5,000. The award is announced at SIGPLAN’s PLDI conference in June.

    Nominations can be submitted at any time using this form. Nominations submitted on or before January 5th will be considered for that year’s award. A nomination for the Achievement Award that is not selected will remain in consideration for a total of three years.

Submit a Nomination for the Programming Languages Achievement Award

Programming Languages Software Award

    The Programming Languages Software Award is awarded to an institution or individual(s) to recognize the development a software system that has had a significant impact on programming language research, implementations, and tools. The impact may be reflected in the wide-spread adoption of the system or its underlying concepts by the wider programming language community either in research projects, in the open-source community, or commercially.The award includes a prize of $2,500.

Submit a Nomination for the Programming Languages Software Award

Robin Milner Young Researcher Award

    The Robin Milner Young Researcher Award is given by ACM SIGPLAN to recognize outstanding contributions by young investigators in the area of programming languages. Individuals whose computer-related professional career (graduate school or full-time employment, whichever began first) started no earlier than January 1st of the year that is 20 years prior to the time of nomination are eligible. The award includes a prize of $2,500.

Submit a Nomination for the Robin Milner Young Researcher Award

John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award

Presented annually to the author of the outstanding doctoral dissertation in the area of Programming Languages. The award includes a prize of $1,000. The winner can choose to receive the award at ICFP, OOPSLA, POPL, or PLDI.

Submit a Nomination for the John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award