ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award

Nomination Deadline: July 30, 2015

The spirit of the award is to honor the memory of the Late Professor Sandra A. Slaughter who was tireless in her pursuit of recognizing the potential leaders of the “next generation” of information systems academics. The award will recognize and honor early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.

Purpose of the Award

To be eligible for these awards individuals must a) have received their doctorate no earlier than 8 years from this call (anyone who got his/her PhD no earlier than 1/1/2007) and, b) must not be full professors.  The awards committee recognizes the multi-dimensional nature of intellectual contributions and will pay attention to a variety of scholarly contributions, including, but not limited to:

  1. Emerging body of thematic and high impact research in the form of publications that are likely to make a significant impact on theory, research, and practice.
  2. Evidence of growing intellectual leadership in the discipline as reflected in editorial appointments, particularly of INFORMS journals.
  3. Other evidence of intellectual contributions that provide a platform for future success.

Nominators are encouraged to provide the awards committee with specific indicators of the nominee's contributions in these and other categories.

An Awards Committee has been formed to recommend candidates for the award for 2015.  The committee members are D.J. Wu. (Chair), Alok Gupta, Ramayya Krishnan,  and Ravi Bapna (ex officio-ISS). At this stage, nominations for the award are invited from the information systems community at large.  Though self-nominations are discouraged, anyone can submit a nomination to the chair of the awards committee by email to:dsarppo@umn.edu (please state the subject as “Nomination for 2015 ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award”).  The deadline for submission of nominations is July 30, 2015.

The nomination should include a brief (not to exceed two pages) description of the candidate’s achievements and eligibility for the award, and should be accompanied with a CV and/or a bio as well as three supporting letters (the nomination letter counts as one of the three supporting letters). Members of the awards committee may add other candidates at their discretion and judgment.

The awards committee will deliberate upon the pool of nominees and make recommendations to the Chair of the Information Systems Society.  The winner of the award will be informed by September 15, 2015.  The 2015 ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award winner  will be announced during the  Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) to be held in conjunction with the INFORMS annual meeting in Philadelphia on October 31 – November 1, 2015.  A plaque and a letter from the society will be presented, followed by a reception and felicitation of the award winner.

It is a condition of the award that the ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award winner be a member of the Information Systems Society, and, except for unusual circumstances approved by the Chair of ISS, remain a member of the Society until they retire from full-time work.

Application process

About the Award/Namesake

The spirit of the award is to honor the memory of the Late Professor Sandra A. Slaughter who was tireless in her pursuit of recognizing the potential leaders of the “next generation” of information systems academics. The award will recognize and honor early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.