Eligibility, Instructions & Award Checklist

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Only full-time faculty from U.S. public and not-for-profit colleges and universities that belong to Campus Compact are eligible for the award.
  • A faculty member who submits tenure materials for review prior to the Lynton Award application deadline is not eligible to apply for the award.
  • More than one faculty member from a single college or university may be nominated. Please complete separate applications for each nominee.
  • Individuals who have been nominated previously may be re-nominated. Please complete a new application.

Who can nominate? 

  • Nominations can be made by academic colleagues, administrators, students and community partners. Each nominator should aim to present a comprehensive account of the nominee's community-engaged teaching, research and service, and their integration. To this end, the application provides for the inclusion of the names and affiliation of additional nominators.
  • In cases in which multiple individuals submit a single application for the nomination of a faculty member, one person should be designated as the primary nominator responsible for completing and submitting the application. Additional nominators can be noted in the appropriate section of the application.

A new online application platform will be launched here beginning March 17, 2020. 

Meanwhile, you can see a PDF of the 2019 nominator form and a PDF of the 2019 nominee form

Frequently asked questions about the Lynton Award are available online. Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to Julie Plaut, the Swearer Center's Director of Faculty Engagement and Research, by email at [email protected] (subject line: “Lynton Award Help”) or by phone at (401) 863-6282. 

The 2020 Lynton Award application deadline is June 2nd at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST).