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.
The LEO Award, named for the world's first business application of computing (The Lyons Electronic Office), recognizes truly outstanding individuals in 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 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.
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.
Established by the AIS Council in 2006, the Distinguished Member Memorial 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 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.
AIS is excited to introduce a new award to recognize the impact of information systems research beyond academia. Impactful research can be a powerful individual motivator. Seeing that one's own research delivers societal value and helps business succeed
is rewarding in its own right. Within and beyond our own community, multiple initiatives seek to encourage us to pursue research with societal value. Increasingly, however, impact is also a hallmark of research excellence in the view of accreditation,
evaluation, and funding programs, making impact and individuals with impactful research a valuable resource to any institution.
Beginning in 1995, the ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award has been awarded annually to at least one outstanding MIS dissertation. A separate call for nominations is forwarded each year through ICIS. The award is announced and dispensed each year at
ICIS. Judges include the faculty who participated at the prior ICIS doctoral consortium and other faculty members from the discipline who would be appropriate given the content of the submissions.
Established in 2019, the AIS Distinguished Member program recognizes members who have made a significant impact on the association. Qualifications for the designation include a minimum of five years of continuous AIS membership, service in a significant
role in AIS or AIS-related activity, and at least one publication in an AIS or AIS-affiliated journal. The Distinguished Member - Cum Laude designation is for those who exceed the requirement by holding continuous AIS membership for at least 10 years,
service in a leadership role in AIS or AIS-related activity and have been published in at least four publications in an AIS or AIS-affiliated journal.
Nomination and Deadline Dates
Questions? Please contact the AIS Vice President of Member Services or the AIS Office Manager.