Each year at the Annual Meeting, DSI recognizes outstanding research, teaching and service in the decision sciences. As well as achievements recognized at regional and international meetings, DSI offers the following awards: The Distinguished Service Award, Best Paper Awards, The Best Case Studies Award and The Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award.
In addition, the Instructional Innovation Award Competition seeks to recognize outstanding contributions that advance instructional approaches within the decision sciences. The focus of this award is innovation in college-or university-level teaching. Decision Sciences and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education also present best paper awards that recognize groundbreaking scholarship in the decision sciences.