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AIS Early Career Award

About the Award

The AIS Early Career Award was established in 2014 and will be granted for the first time in 2015. This new 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.

Qualifications for the Award

Nominees for the AIS Early Career Award should have made global contributions to the discipline as well as local contributions in the context of their country and region. Nominees should be role models to colleagues and students within the discipline, as well as garner the respect of individuals from outside the discipline and be esteemed for their high levels of professional and personal integrity.

Nominees must have been AIS members for at least two consecutive years and be current members of AIS at the time of nomination and receipt of recognition. Individuals may only win the Early Career Award once. For the purpose of this award, AIS defines “early career” as individuals who, at the time of nomination:

  • have received their doctoral degrees no more than seven (7) years prior to nomination and be nontenured on a tenure track; OR
  • be within the first seven (7) consecutive years of their career as an instructor on a non-tenure track.

2016 Winners:

  • Robert Gregory, IESE Business School

  •  Michelle Carter, Washington State University

  •  Daniel Schlagwein, UNSW Australia

  •  John Tripp, Baylor University

AIS Early Career Award Committee

The Early Career Award committee is comprised of AIS members as established in the Council Policy Manual. Current committee members include:

  • Varun Grover, Clemson University (term ends June 30, 2017)
  • Eldon Li, National Chengchi University (term ends June 30, 2017)
  • Suzanne Rivard, HEC Montréal (term ends June 30, 2018)
  • Ning Su, Ivey Business School, Western University (term ends June 30, 2018)
  • Edgar Whitley, London School of Economics (term ends June 30, 2017)

The Selection Process

Nominations for the AIS Early Career Award will be open August 1 through October 1 each year. A description of the nomination and selection process can be found in Council Policy. To submit a nomination for this award, please use the online nomination form that will be available on August 1.

If you have any questions about this award, please contact the Early Career Award chairman, Varun Grover.


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