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).