Student Membership Scholarship Program

AIS Student Membership Scholarship Program


The AIS Student Membership Scholarship program fund, established by the AIS Council in March 2019, serves as a mechanism to sponsor AIS memberships for Doctoral Students in need. The initial funding source for the program was an online fundraiser by an independent group of generous Information Systems scholars. 


The program will grant up to four one-year Doctoral Student memberships each year in support of PhD students at universities in countries classified with Medium or Low UN Human Development Index ratings. The memberships include complete access to all regular AIS membership programs and services including the eLibrary, educational resources, and career services. The scholarship does not provide for dues for related SIGs, Chapters, or Colleges.  


The application process will be posted in January of each year, applications will be due no later than April 1, and final decisions will be announced no later than April 30. Applicants will be alerted to final decisions by the Vice President of Membership. AIS membership staff will apply the membership for the individual scholarship winner and will notify the recipient when access to AIS membership programs and services has been enabled. The recipient of this scholarship may not submit an application in subsequent years. 

Selection Criteria

The AIS Vice President of Membership and Chapters and the AIS Membership Committee will make the final selection of AIS Student Membership Scholarship winners. Candidates should be enrolled in Doctoral Programs majoring in Information Systems from universities located in low or medium HDI countries. Candidates will also be evaluated on their progression in their doctoral program.  

Use of Information

Winners of the scholarship must agree to allow AIS to use their names, university affiliations, and paper titles in corresponding news items to alert membership of the awards.

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