The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to the Academy Fellow who has, in the judgment of the Academy Board, contributed significantly and enduring to the scientific and theoretical foundations of intercultural research throughout his/her career. Selection is made by a committee of Fellows appointed by the Academy Board. The award is made at the biennial conferences of the Academy.
The awardee is invited to give a plenary address after which he/she is given a plaque describing the award and a check for US$500.00. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the originally planned in-person biennial conference for 2021 will be substituted by a Webinar, where the awardee will be expected to give his/her plenary address.