Awards and Scholarships

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AIR awards recognize the contributions of current and past leaders while AIR scholarships help ensure a strong pipeline of future institutional research (IR) leaders. 

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Awards 

Each year, AIR recognizes and celebrates individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the success of the association and the profession through their leadership, service, and scholarship. 

  • Outstanding Service Award*: Recognizes a member for professional leadership and exemplary service to AIR. 
  • John Stecklein Distinguished Member Award*: Recognizes a member whose professional career has significantly advanced the field of institutional research through extraordinary scholarship, leadership, and service. 
  • Sidney Suslow Scholar Award: Recognizes an individual who, through scholarly work, has made significant contributions to the field of institutional research and advanced understanding of the profession in a meaningful way. 
  • Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award: Celebrates the scholarly papers that best exemplify the standards of excellence established by the award's namesake and that make significant contributions to the fields of IR, IE, or Assessment.

*This award is only offered to current AIR members. 

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Scholarships

AIR provides scholarships that facilitate the professional growth and development of early-career institutional research professionals. These scholarships are awarded on an annual basis. 

*This scholarship is only offered to current AIR members.

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