Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

Funding Agency:
Campus Compact

The annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a full-time 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 their teaching, research and service to community engagement.

The Lynton Award emphasizes community-engaged scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member’s academic expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders and reflects the mission of the institution.

Community engagement is defined by relationships between those in the university and those outside the university that are grounded in the qualities of reciprocity, mutual respect, shared authority and co-creation of goals and outcomes. Such relationships are by their very nature trans-disciplinary (knowledge transcending the disciplines and the college or university) and asset-based (where the strengths, skills, and knowledges of those in the community are validated and legitimized).

Deadline for Nominations: Sep. 30, 2022

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Eligibility Requirements

Nominees for the 2020 Lynton Award must be full-time, early career faculty employed at a Campus Compact member institution. (Early career is defined as pre-tenure for those on the faculty track; faculty in contract systems should not be beyond their sixth year at the time of nomination.) Nominations will be accepted from colleagues, community partners, college presidents, provosts, or through self-nomination. Individuals who have been nominated previously may be re-nominated with a new submission.


Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

September 30, 2022