The Eldon F. Lundquist Award -- 2017

The late Eldon F. Lundquist of Elkhart was a distinguished long-time member of the Indiana legislature. He is remembered especially for his ardent support of higher education in this state. In 1979 his friends established an IU fund in his honor. Since 1985 the income from this fund has been used to make an annual Lundquist Faculty Fellow award. The governing clause from the Instructions for the Administration of the Fund reads as follows.

The award shall be made to a meritorious faculty member of Indiana University, South Bend Campus, who has exhibited excellence in teaching, scholarly or artistic achievement, and diversified relevant service, preferably in community service throughout the Michiana region.

The award consists of a $5,000 honorarium. Each Lundquist Fellow is expected to present an address at the public ceremony at which his/her successor is announced.

The Senate Academic Personnel Committee, which serves as the selection committee, seeks your nominations of worthy candidates for this award.


Tenured faculty members and librarians may be nominated.

While senior rank or a specific length of employment is not required, a long and continuous record in the Michiana area and at IU South Bend is desirable.

Nomination Procedure

Candidates for the award may be nominated by a colleague, by a member of the community, or by the selection committee.   Self- nominations will not be accepted.

Individuals who nominate candidates for the award shall arrange, in consultation with the candidate, for someone to assist the candidate in developing their dossier.   Oftentimes, this will be the nominator’s responsibility.

In consultation with the candidate, the nominator will create a list of names of those individuals for whom supporting letters should be solicited. 

The list should include individuals outside IU South Bend who can help the committee evaluate the candidate’s public service.

It is the nominator’s responsibility or their designee to solicit the letters for the candidate’s dossier.

The nominating letter should describe the candidate’s achievements in the areas of teaching, scholarly or creative activity, and service (for librarians the activities appropriate to librarianship should be included in the teaching area.)

The candidate should be asked to provide a curriculum vitae documenting the appropriate activities.

The letter of nomination, supporting letters, the candidate’s c.v., and other documents should be submitted electronically to the Chair of the Academic Personnel Committee:

Mark Fox | Co-chair Academic Personnel Committee |

Important Dates 

Dossiers for the Lundquist Award are due on   December 6, 2017.

It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure that all requested documents are received by the due date to the Academic Personnel Committee.   The committee will not accept late additions to a dossier.

The announcement of the award will take place in early 2018.

Past Eldon F. Lundquist Award Recipients

Last updated: September 25, 2017