AIS Awards
AIS Awards

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.

LEO Award

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

AIS Fellow Award

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.


Leadership Excellence Award

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.

AIS Education Awards

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.

Technology Awards

AIS gives three different annual Technology Awards to deserving members of the information systems community.

Sandra Slaughter Service Award

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.

Best Publications

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.

Early Career Award

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.

Doctoral Student Service Award

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.

Outreach Practice Publication Award

The AIS Outreach Practice Publication Award was created to recognize members who successfully transfer research to practitioner audiences in practice-based publications.

ICIS SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award

Nomination and Deadline Dates

Award Nominations Open Nominations Due
Leo Award August 1 October 15
Fellow Award August 1 October 15
Technology Awards
  • VISION
  • ATLAS
  • Challenge
August 1 October 15
Sandy Slaughter Service Award August 1 October 15
AIS Education Awards
  • Outstanding Contribution to IS Education
  • Innovation in Teaching
  • Best Conference Paper in IS Education
August 1 October 15
Doctoral Student Service Award August 1 October 15
Early Career Award August 1 October 15
Best Publications July 1 September 1
Distinguished Member Award Rolling as needed
Leadership Excellence Award August 1 October 15
Outreach Practice Publication Award August 1 October 15
 

 

Questions? Please contact the AIS Vice President of Member Services or the AIS Office Manager.

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