AIR Awards provide global recognition for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the success of the association and the profession through their leadership, service, and scholarship. The awards raise the visibility of those who advance the data-informed decision-making movement in higher education and inspire continued progress.
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 presented at the AIR Forum that best exemplify the standards of excellence established by the award's namesake and that make significant contributions
to the field of IR.
AIR provides three scholarships that facilitate the professional growth and development of early-career institutional research professionals. These scholarships are available to current AIR members and are awarded on an annual basis.
Julia M. Duckwall Scholarship Program: Facilitates the professional growth and development of early-career institutional research professionals by supporting significant professional development activities.
Jeff Seybert/National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute Scholarship Program: Facilitates the professional growth and development of early-career institutional research professionals employed at community colleges by providing assistance to attend the annual AIR Forum.
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Edward Delaney Scholarship Program: Facilitates the professional growth and development of early-career institutional research professionals by providing assistance to attend the annual AIR Forum.
Grants & Fellowships
|AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program: A partnership between the AccessLex Institute and AIR. The program is a grant competition promoting scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly.||Criteria|
|Affiliated Organization Grants: Created to partner in a tangible and meaningful way with Affiliated Organizations and to serve the skills development needs of IR staff who might otherwise be unable to attend the Forum.||Criteria|