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Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award

This award honors lifetime achievement in human resource research. It recognizes an individual for significant past and ongoing research contributions that impact the HR management field.

A single award of $50,000 is presented annually to further the field of human resource management. Nominations are encouraged for scholars with a significant body of work in the field of HR.

Download Losey Award Flier

Who is Eligible
This prestigious award recognizes significant contributions to the HR field through empirical research and its application to practice. To be eligible, a nominee must possess a broad and deep track record of contributions to the HR discipline through research, as well as interactions with the practitioner community. Examples include: speaking and consulting engagements, authoring books, book chapters, or journal articles that have affected how HR is practiced.

The winning nominee will also have an extensive body of published research in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals such as:
• Human Resource Management (HRMJ)
• Journal of Management (JOM)
• Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP)
• Academy of Management Journal (AMJ)
• Personnel Psychology (PP)

How to Make a Nomination
Please download and review the Losey Award Flier for detailed information on submitting a nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations for the 2014 award may be submitted through July 14, 2014.

Questions? Write to: elissa.soares@shrm.org.

Posted 2/7/14

Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR

The Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR is a premier source of funding for first-time master's degree students in Human Resources. The award honors former SHRM President & CEO, Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR.

The fellowship is designed to support master’s degree students who are either members of SHRM or certified HR professionals through the HR Certification Institute. Sponsored jointly by SHRM, the SHRM Foundation and the HR Certification Institute, the fellowship supports those who want to leverage significant past contributions to the HR management field and who plan to continue contributing to the profession by earning a master’s degree in HR.

One winner is selected annually to receive a fellowship of up to $10,000. Additional fellowships may be awarded, depending on funding available, quantity and quality of applicants, and the discretion of SHRM. Each fellowship is renewable for one additional year for a total of two years of graduate study and up to $20,000 total for the fellowship. Doctoral students, including DBAs and Ph.D.’s, are not eligible for this award.

How to Apply
Download and complete the application form, compile all required materials, then mail your completed application package to:

Meisinger Fellowship
SHRM Foundation Administrator
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 535-6020

All required materials must be submitted together in one package. Applications will not be returned. Completed applications must be received by Monday, August 18, 2014. All applicants will be notified of results via mail by October 31, 2014.

• Frequently-asked questions (FAQs)
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Posted 2/7/14

Call for nomination of young scholars for the prestigious ITC Scholarship Program linked to the ITC 2014 San Sebastian, Spain conference 2-5 July 2014

Theme: Global and local challenges for best practices in assessment

Intended for:

Early career scholars (under 35 years, having obtained at least a Master's Degree) in the domain of psychological and/or educational testing from developing and emerging economies. The main focus of the prestigious ITC Scholarship Program is to enable recipients to attend the 2014 ITC conference in San Sebastian, Spain (www.itc2014ss.com) and to participate in a special program for scholars at the conference. A secondary focus is to provide ongoing opportunities for scholarship recipients to network with each other and experts in the field, to further their professional development and to collaboratively address problems related to psychological and educational testing in developing and emerging economies. Up to seven grants are available (€1,200 maximum per grant).

Funding (variable according to the candidate's needs and personal funding) is intended for the following:

  • Free registration and lunches during conference.
  • Conference dinner.
  • Free attendance of a maximum of two pre-conference workshops.
  • Travel and accommodation (including visa cost).


  • A reference letter from an ITC member nominating the candidate supported by a detailed CV.
  • Presentation of a poster at the conference in the area of Psychological / Educational Testing.
  • Dissemination of knowledge about the work of ITC in home country of the scholar (e.g., by writing a paper in a local professional journal or newsletter).
  • Submission of a short piece for ITC's newsletter, Testing International, about your experience with psychological or educational testing in your country.
  • Active attendance in the parts of the conference program intended for sponsored scholars.
  • Active networking with the other ITC scholars after the conference and participating in electronic discussion forums aimed at exchanging ideas and addressing issues related to testing and assessment in developing and emerging economies.


  • Applications to be submitted to Dr Aletta Odendaal (aodendaal@uj.ac.za) before January 15, 2014, including:
    • a motivation letter addressing the above requirements,
    • a reference letter from an ITC member,
    • a detailed CV and
    • an abstract of 100-200 words on a poster topic in the area of psychological / educational testing.
  • ITC notification of award sent to applicants by February 15, 2014. Scholars' confirmation of acceptance of award by March 1, 2014.
  • Sponsored scholars have to make their own travel arrangements based on guidelines provided by ITC.
  • Costs for travel and accommodation to submitted for reimbursement after the conference (guidelines for reimbursement will be provided).

Application deadline: 15 January 2014

Posted: December 24, 2013

Call for Nominations for the American Psychological Foundation's 2014 Gold Medal Awards

The Gold Medal Awards recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology. Awards are conferred in four categories:

About the Gold Medal Awards

The Gold Medal Awards recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology. Awards are conferred in four categories:

  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing psychological science. 
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems.
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement by a Psychologist in the Public Interest recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to the application of psychology in the public interest.  
  • Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is limited to psychologists 65 years or older residing in North America. 

Nomination Requirements 

Nominations letters should indicate the specific Gold Medal Award for which the individual is being nominated and should include the following:

  • Nomination statement that traces the nominee's cumulative record of enduring contribution to the purpose of the award; 
  • Nominee's current vita and bibliography;
  • Letters in support of the nomination are also welcome, but please refrain from sending supplementary materials such as videos, books, brochures, or magazines; 
  • All nomination materials should be coordinated and collected by a chief nominator and forwarded to APF in one package

Submission Process and Deadline

The deadline for receipt of nomination materials is December 1, 2013.  Please e-mail materials to sedington@apa.org or mail to:  American Psychological Foundation, Gold Medal Awards, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. 

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to grant applicants or award nominees on their proposals or nominations.

Questions about this program should be directed to Samantha Edington, Program Officer, at sedington@apa.org

Posted: August 27, 2013

APA Call for Nominations: APF Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement and APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award

For more information about these awards, please visit the following Websites: APF Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/gold-medal.aspx

APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award: http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/brewer.aspx

Updated 4/30/13

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