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Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award - Science and Practice

Open May 2012

 

Nomination Guidelines and Criteria  

 

1. Nominations may be submitted by any member of SIOP, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, or by any person who is sponsored by a member of one of these organizations. Self-nominations are welcome.

2. Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.

3. A current vita of the nominee should accompany the letter of nomination. In addition, the nominator should include materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee. Supporting letters may be included as part of the nomination packet. The number of supporting letters (not counting the nominating letter) for any given nomination should be between a minimum of three and a maximum of five.

4. Nominees who are nonrecipients of the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, Distinguished Professional Contributions Award, and Distinguished Service Contributions Award will be reconsidered annually for 2 years after their initial nomination.

5. Letters of nomination, vita, and all supporting letters (including at least three and no more than five) or materials must be submitted online by June 30, 2011.

6. The Distinguished Professional Contributions, Distinguished Scientific Contributions, Distinguished Service Contributions, and Distinguished Teaching Contributions Awards are intended to recognize a lifetime of achievement in each of their respective areas. 

Administrative Procedures    

1. The SIOP Awards Committee will review the letters of nomination and all supporting materials of all nominees and make a recommendation concerning one or more nominees to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees may be selected if their contributions are similarly distinguished.

2. The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Committee but may not substitute a nominee of its own.

3. In the absence of a nominee who is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Committee and the Executive Board, the award may be withheld. 

Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award - Science and Practice


This award is given in recognition of distinguished early career contributions to the science and practice of industrial and organizational psychology.

Beginning in 2011, two awards will be presented: one to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to the science of I-O psychology; the other to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to the practice of I-O psychology, both within seven (7) years of receiving the PhD degree.

In order to be considered for the 2012 award, nominees must have defended their dissertation no earlier than 2005. The setting in which the nominee has made the contributions (i.e., academia, government, industry) is not relevant.

The recipient of each award is given a plaque and a cash prize of $1,500. In addition, the recipient is invited to give an address that relates to his or her contribution at the subsequent meeting of SIOP.

Criteria for the Award -Science Contributions

The letter of nomination should address the following issues:

1. The general nature of the nominee’s contributions to the science of I-O psychology.

2. The most important contributions to the science of I-O psychology.

3. The impact of the nominee’s contribution on the science of I-O psychology, including the impact that the work has had on the work of students and colleagues.

4. The status of the nominee as a scientist vis-à-vis other prominent scientists in the field of I-O psychology.

5. Although the number of publications is an important consideration, it is not the only one. Equally important criteria are the quality of the publications and their impact on the field of I-O psychology.

6. Documentation should be provided that indicates that the nominee received his or her PhD degree no earlier than 2005.

Criteria for the Award – Practice Contributions

The letter of nomination should address the following issues:

1. The general nature of the nominee’s contributions to the practice of I-O psychology.

2. The most important contributions to the practice of I-O psychology.

3. The impact of the nominee’s contribution on the practice of I-O psychology, including the impact that the work has had on the work of other practitioners and/or clients.

4. The status of the nominee as a practitioner vis-à-vis other prominent practitioners in the field of I-O psychology.

5. Qualified practitioners must demonstrate impact of their contributions on organizational and individual outcomes across projects.

6. Qualified practitioners must also demonstrate contribution beyond their own employing organization and/or client base. Contributions to the larger practice of I-O psychology may include the sharing of knowledge through conference presentations, articles, and service involvement.

7. Approaches to work should have a sound foundation in psychological research and theory.

8. Documentation should be provided that indicates that the nominee received his or her PhD degree no earlier than 2005. 

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