INFORMS ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award

INFORMS ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award

INFORMS Information Systems Society Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award – 2017


Call for Nominations

The Information Systems Society (ISS) invites nominations for the ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award. The spirit of the award is to honor the memory of the late Professor Sandy 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.


To be eligible for these awards individuals must a) have received their doctorate no earlier than 10 years from this call (Fall 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 2017.  The committee members are Ravi Bapna, Ramnath Chellappa (ex-officio, President-ISS), Mike Smith and D.J. Wu. (Chair).  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 President of ISS by email at: (please state the subject as "Nomination for ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award - 2017").  The deadline for submission of nominations is August 15, 2017.

Submission Instructions

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. 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.  Winners of the award will be informed by early September, 2017.  The 2017 ISS Sandy 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 Houston, TX.  A plaque from the society will be presented, followed by a reception and felicitation of the award winners.

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