by Philippe Gugler
In 2018, the fellows have adopted new rules revisiting the criteria for the EIBA Life Time Achievement Award (LTAA), which was previously awarded only to John Dunning in Ljubljana in 2004. The new criteria are the following: “A Life Time Achievement Award (LTAA) is given only in a truly exceptional case, to recognize that the recipient has been one of a few prominent career-long leaders in the IB field, who has combined in an extraordinary manner: (i) a widely acknowledged contribution to scholarship in the IB field; (ii) a vital contribution to European-based teaching and research in IB; and (iii) a longstanding contribution to the activities of EIBA.” This award is granted to a living person and is not considered as a posthumous recognition. It should ordinarily be given not more than once every three years. It should be given only occasionally, and certainly not on some regular basis. The proposal to grant a LTTA should include a statement regarding each of the following criteria: i) a widely acknowledged contribution to scholarship in the IB field (indicators like weighted and relative citations, H-index etc. may be used); ii) a vital contribution to European-based teaching and research in IB; and iii) a longstanding contribution to the activities of EIBA (e.g., continuous EIBA membership, participation to the conference over the years, participation to doctoral activities, PDWs, etc.).
Pictures: John Dunning receiving the LTAA in 2004