The Association for Information Systems grants a selection of prestigious awards each year to deserving members, educators, and leaders in the field of information systems. The AIS awards reward outstanding scientific achievement, service, and contributions across all aspects of the field. Awards are presented annually at ICIS. Please visit each award page to find nomination information.
Established in 1999, this award, which is named for the world's first business application of computing (The Lyons Electronic Office), recognizes truly outstanding individuals in the field of information systems. All recipients of the LEO Award are outstanding scholars or practitioners who have made a global impact on the field of information systems
The AIS Fellow Award honors individuals who have made excellent research, teaching, and service contributions to information systems, both on the local and global level.
The distinguished AIS Leadership Excellence Award is presented annually at ICIS to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the use and development of information systems.
The AIS Education Awards are bestowed upon those who have published excellent papers that focus on information systems education at an AIS-sponsored or affiliate conference.
Distinguished Member Award
Established by the AIS Council in 2006, the Distinguished Member Award is intended to honor members of the information systems community who have passed away before they could be considered for the AIS Leo or Fellow Awards.
AIS gives three different annual Technology Awards to deserving members of the information systems community.
The Sandra Slaughter Service Award recognizes longstanding members who have provided leadership within the Association, particularly through such activities as participating in the SIGs/chapters/colleges, strengthening the conferences, and participating in AIS-sponsored journals.
The Best Publications Awards were established to recognize the breadth of high quality work being published within the information systems discipline. Awarded to up to five papers, this award simultaneously recognizes the authors of each paper as well as the journals in which they are published.
The Early Career Award recognizes individuals in the early stages of their careers who have already made outstanding research, teaching, and/or service contributions to the field of information systems.
The Doctoral Student Service Award, established by AIS Council in 2014, recognizes volunteer contributions made by doctoral students toward the success of AIS conferences, journals, and programs.
The AIS Outreach Practice Publication Award was created to recognize practice-based publications that have made a great impact by transferring research findings successfully to practitioner audiences.
Nomination and Deadline Dates
Questions? Please contact the AIS Vice President of Member Services or the AIS Office Manager.