The SIOP Foundation currently funds four awards for individuals who have made a significant impact on I-O psychology. These SIOP awards were named funded to honor those whose life's work exhibited integrity and quality in the I-O profession and whose careers will have a lasting impact on the field. The Dunnette Prize is a new fund that is still in the fundraising stage. The LGBT Award is the first fund to emerge from the Emerging Issues initiative.
The William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award
William A. Owens was best known for his extensive theoretical and applied work on biodata conducted at Iowa State, Purdue, and, primarily, at Georgia. For that work, as well as a broad range of other research, he received SIOP’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award. He was a past-president of SIOP and a Fellow of SIOP and APA. He and his wife Barbara established this award and helped create the SIOP Foundation. (Winners list)
The M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace
M. Scott Myers (1922-1996), a SIOP Fellow and APA Fellow, was admired by his professional colleagues but was probably better known to CEOs of the Fortune 500. As head of a team of I-O psychologists at Texas Instruments in the 1960s, he helped TI to achieve record growth and profits by involving employees in management decisions and giving employees greater freedom to plan and control their own work. His classic article on “Who Are Your Motivated Workers?” (Harvard Business Review, 1964) and related book on Every Employee A Manager (McGraw-Hill, 1970) are still must reading for business executives. As an I/O practitioner Scott pioneered major advances in cross-cultural testing, organization development, job enrichment, employee empowerment, self-directed work teams, job posting, attitude surveys, total quality management, the human side of just-in-time manufacturing, employee profit-sharing, collaborative union-management relations, and more. He also conducted personnel research (e.g. human resource planning, test validation, performance appraisal), psychometrics, test validation studies, and employee testing. (Winners list)
The John C. Flanagan Award
John C. Flanagan developed the Aviation Psychology Program for the U.S. Army in 1941, leading to the creation of selection devices for pilots and air crews, and to the beginnings of the application of psychology to equipment design. Following WWII, he founded the American Institutes for Research (AIR), known for its wide-ranging research in all I-O specialties, educational research, and related areas, such as Project Talent. He is probably best known for the creation of the Critical Incident technique of job analysis. His substantial impact on the field is recognized through this award funded by AIR. (Winners list)
The Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology
Raymond A. Katzell was always a strong proponent of the scientist-practitioner model in I-O psychology. His primary research foci during his 27 years on the faculty at
University were motivation and job satisfaction, the effectiveness of productivity enhancement interventions, and discrimination in employment testing. He was a president of SIOP, a fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS, editor of SIOP’s Frontiers of I-O Psychology series, and winner of SIOP’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award. His widow, Kitty Katzell, also a SIOP Fellow, established this award in his memory. (Winners list)
The Dunnette Prize
Marvin Dunnette played many key roles in transforming Industrial and Organizational Psychology from its dustbowl empiricist and technological origins into its present status as a model of science and practice. He is known for his emphasis on individual differences, focus on practical significance, ability to synthesize empirical literature, development of I-O psychologists, and thought leadership. Throughout his working life, he blended science and practice, mentorship and entrepreneurship, research and consulting, academia and industry, always publishing. He helped his students and colleagues, indeed the entire field, to think about issues in different and testable ways. Milton Hakel, Lowell Hellervick, and Bob Muschewske are the leaders in establishing this award.
Best Poster on Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Issues at the SIOP Conference
This fund has been established to provide an award for the best paper or poster on a lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender issue presented at the SIOP conference. LGBT-related work is automatically considered for the award. (Winners list)
For nomination deadlines and criteria for these and other SIOP awards, please refer to the most recent April issue of TIP.
The Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Fellowship
Paul W. Thayer is known for his research and application in the fields of personnel selection and training. He is a past-president of SIOP, a Fellow of SIOP, APS, APA and AAAS, and winner of the Distinguished Service and Distinguished Professional Contributions Awards from SIOP.
Leslie Joyce was a doctoral student of Dr. Thayer’s and funded this award in recognition of the mentoring relationship developed then and continuing to this day. She is Vice President of Global Talent at Novelis. (Winners list)
The Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship and
Mary L. Tenopyr Graduate Student Scholarship
Lee Hakel managed the SIOP Administrative office from 1995-2005, a time of explosive growth for SIOP with membership increasing over 33%, and the transition to Web-based member services.
In addition, she managed the SIOP Conference for 5 years during which time attendance nearly doubled.
She was instrumental in establishing the SIOP Foundation.
Upon her retirement in 2005, the SIOP Foundation honored her by naming a scholarship in her honor, and SIOP renamed the Doctoral Consortium in her honor.
Mary L. Tenopyr was known for her work in the area of employee selection testing and her influence on the standards for testing used today. Mary was a past president of SIOP, a Fellow of SIOP and APA, a winner of SIOP’s Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Professional Contributions Awards. Mary made a bequest in her will for a SIOP Foundation scholarship to promote education in industrial and organizational psychology.
The Sidney A. Fine Research Grant
Sidney A. Fine created a fundamental conceptual framework for describing work and workers—Functional Job Analysis became an indispensable tool for occupational analysis in public and private sector organizations alike. His work contributed to research and application in both personnel selection and vocational guidance, providing the linkages between job tasks on one end of a continuum and worker traits on the other. (Winners list)
The Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Research Grant
Douglas W. Bray (1918-2006) was the inventor of the management assessment center, which he inaugurated with a longitudinal study of Bell System managers (the Management Progress Study) in 1956. Ann Howard helped Bray extend the research to a second cohort (the Management Continuity Study) and eventually succeeded him as director of the combined research. Bray and Howard, who became husband and wife, were both past-presidents of SIOP, fellows of APA and SIOP, authors of multiple works, and co-authors of the award-winning book Managerial Lives in Transition: Advancing Age and Changing Times. Howard recently retired as Chief Scientist at Development Dimensions International (DDI). (Winners list)
The SIOP Small Grant Program supports SIOP members' research activities in areas that have impact on both practitioners and academicians, and foster cooperation between practitioners and academicians. For selection criteria and proposal information for the SIOP Small Grant Award, please refer to the October issue of TIP. (Winners list)
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