Date change: New submission deadline for nominations is June 24, 2024


The SCA Early Career Researcher Award highlights a junior researcher who has made a recent, significant contribution to the field of computer animation. The awardee should have received their Ph.D. or the equivalent up to five years ago, excluding eligible leaves for maternity, illness, and parental duties. The intent is to recognize people who have already made a notable contribution very early in their careers and are likely to make more. Self-nominations are accepted.

Submission Materials (send to by June 10 June 24, 2024)

  • Research statement (max 1 page)
  • CV, including a complete list of publications
  • Brief nomination letter or email (optional)


The SCA Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes a recent doctoral candidate who has successfully defended their Ph.D. dissertation in an area related to computer animation. This award recognizes graduating or newly graduated Ph.D. students who show strong potential to land impactful and innovative contributions in their further careers.

The dissertation must have been defended in the year prior to the given SCA year (e.g., Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2023). The key criteria used to evaluate the nominations include technical depth, significance of the research contribution, and potential impact on theory and practice.

Submission Materials (send to by June 10 June 24, 2024)

  • Letter of nomination by a faculty member
  • CV for the nominee, including a complete list of publications
  • Electronic version (PDF) of the Ph.D. dissertation