The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his/her teaching and research to community engagement.

Award eligibility:

  • Only full-time faculty
  • Faculty members who submit tenure materials for review prior to the Lynton Award application deadline are not eligible to apply


  • Academic colleagues, administrators, students and community partners may nominate faculty. Each nominator should aim to present a comprehensive account of the nominee’s publicly engaged teaching, research and service. In cases in which multiple individuals submit a single application for the nominations of a faculty member, one person should be designated as the primary nominator responsible for completing the application.
  • More than one faculty from a single university may be nominated.

The application deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, May 15. For more information please visit 2015 Lynton Award Call for Nominations. Further questions should be addressed to Dr. Elaine Ward, the Lynton Award coordinator by email at (subject line: “Lynton Award Help”) or by phone at (978) 837-4676.

If you are aware of community engagement initiatives on campus or elsewhere and would like to publicize these opportunities, please contact the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement at

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