The Loyola Schools confer the Scholarly Work Publications Awards and the Outstanding Scholarly Work Awards in recognition of the scholarly work of faculty that is high quality and has strong and extensive impact. This standard of excellence requires that scholarly work undergo the refining trial of critical review and acceptance by the scholar’s discerning peers. The review process includes the submission of written works to reputable presses and refereed journals and other publications, or the similarly demanding juried review of creative and artistic works.

Full-time faculty members of the Loyola Schools apply for the awards by submitting their scholarly work published in the period between November 1 of the previous year and October 31 of the current year.

The Outstanding Scholarly Work Award is a special recognition to work of such quality that contributes significantly to the discipline, is novel or innovative, and/or meets high standards of excellence, e.g., an article in an ISI journal or a book published by a reputable publishing institution.  The award is given to the most outstanding scholarly work in the Humanities, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, and Management.  The author, a colleague, or the Dean may nominate a published work. The awardee will be chosen by a panel of judges formed by the Dean of each school.

The Award for Scholarly Work with Most Social Impact recognizes scholarly work that makes a distinct difference in addressing socio-civic and national development concerns, and at the same time demonstrates sound scholarship.
Textbooks, applied research, creative works, and publications written for professionals and/or the lay audience are eligible, if they meet the qualifications. There is no particular time frame for the conduct or publication of the scholarly work; however, the work can only be granted the award once. Nominated works that do not receive the award in a given year may be reconsidered in the subsequent  years (without having to be resubmitted).

The nomination forms and guidelines are available for download in PDF form: