Nominations for AIS Awards

The Association for Integrative Studies is accepting nominations for consideration for The Boulding Award and the Newell Award for Exemplary Service.

The Boulding Award honors Kenneth E. Boulding, a pioneer in interdisciplinary studies and early supporter of AIS. Recipients of the award have distinguished themselves by their contributions to interdisciplinary studies, whether by clarifying and deepening the concept of interdisciplinarity or by promoting the scholarly or public understanding of interdisciplinary studies through a combination of teaching, scholarship, and integrative community involvement.

The award is to be given to one whose writings or professional performance has made major, long-term contributions to the concept or the enactment of interdisciplinarity. The scholarly or professional work of winners of the Boulding Award for sustained excellence in interdisciplinary work will manifest such qualities as the following:

  • Create demonstrably important, but unexpected or new connections between disciplines or professions.
  • Create major institutional or social change or awareness based on the conscious promotion and a deep understanding of interdisciplinarity.
  • Create widespread and demonstrably crucial new understandings or redefinitions of interdisciplinarity.

To make a nomination, submit a Word document describing the nominee’s work in accordance with the criteria given above, and submit this, along with a curriculum vitae of the candidate, in an e-mail with Boulding Nomination in the subject line to aisorg@muohio.edu.

The Newell Award for Exemplary Service honors William H. Newell, founding President and longtime Executive Director of the Association for Integrative Studies and a leading voice for interdisciplinary studies in the U.S. Recipients are individuals who have distinguished themselves by contributions that support and enhance AIS.

The award is to be given to one whose service to AIS has made long-term contributions to its mission and vision. That service can take a variety of different forms:

  • Leadership and active membership on the Board of Directors, task forces, committees, and other AIS bodies.
  • Service as host, member of program or other committees, or coordinator for AIS conferences, and active conference participation (e.g., presenting papers, moderating sessions, or conducting workshops).
  • Representation of AIS at other professional conferences, in other professional associations, or on inter-organization task forces.
  • Leadership in extending AIS into other countries, other levels of education (e.g., K-12 education, graduate education), or outside the liberal arts (e.g., professional education, research, or practice; governmental policy making and administration).
  • Development of new resources for members (e.g., a directory of interdisciplinary master’s degree programs, a bibliography of publications on interdisciplinary studies, an AIS certificate for excellence in interdisciplinary general education programs).
  •  Consulting.

To make a nomination submit a Word document describing the nominee’s service in accordance with the criteria for The William H. Newell Award given above.  Submit this, along with a curriculum vitae of the candidate, in an e-mail with Newell Nomination in the subject line to aisorg@muohio.edu.

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