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Call for Nominations and Entries: 2012 Awards for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Leaetta Hough, Chair
SIOP Awards Committee

Distinguished Professional Contributions Award
Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award
Distinguished Service Contributions Award
Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award: Science and Practice
Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award
S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award
William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award
M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace
Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology
Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research
Joyce and Robert Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance
 

Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research: See the Foundation Spotlight on page 131 of this issue for more information about this new award. Complete information regarding the criteria for applying for this award will be available when the online process opens in early May.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF NOMINATIONS: June 30, 2011

All nominations must be made online. A portal for submission of online nominations and entries for the 2012 SIOP awards will be available through the SIOP Web site starting in May. A complete list of prior winners is available at http://www.siop.org/awardwinners.aspx.

Nomination Guidelines and Criteria

Distinguished Professional Contributions, Distinguished Scientific Contributions, Distinguished Service Contributions, Distinguished Early Career Contributions: Science and Practice, and Distinguished Teaching Contributions Awards

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 Professional Contributions Award

In recognition of outstanding contributions to the practice of industrial and organizational psychology.
The award is given to an individual who has developed, refined, and implemented practices, procedures, and methods that have had a major impact on both people in organizational settings and the profession of I-O psychology. The contributions of the individual should have advanced the profession by increasing the effectiveness of I-O psychologists working in business, industry, government, and other organizational settings.

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

Criteria for the Award

The letter of nomination should address the following points:

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

2. The contributions that the nominee has made to either (a) the development of practices, procedures, and methods; or (b) the implementation of practices, procedures, and methods. If appropriate, contributions of both types should be noted.

3. If relevant, the extent to which there is scientifically sound evidence to support the effectiveness of the relevant practices, procedures, and methods of the nominee.

4. The impact of the nominee’s contributions on the practice of I-O psychology.

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

6. The evidence or documentation that is available to support the contributions of the nominee. Nominators should provide more than mere testimonials about the impact of a nominee’s professional contributions.

7. The extent to which the nominee has disseminated information about his or her methods, procedures, and practices through publications, presentations, workshops, and so forth. The methods, procedures, and practices must be both available to and utilized by other practicing I-O psychologists.

8. The organizational setting(s) of the nominee’s work (industry, government, academia, etc.) will not be a factor in selecting a winner of the award.

9. This award is intended to recognize a lifetime of contributions to the profession of I-O psychology.

Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award

In recognition of outstanding contributions to the science of industrial and organizational psychology.
This award is given to the individual who has made the most distinguished empirical and/or theoretical scientific contributions to the field of I-O psychology. The setting in which the nominee made the contributions (i.e., industry, academia, government) is not relevant.

The recipient of the 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 contributions at the subsequent meeting of SIOP.

Criteria for the Award

The letter of nomination should address the following issues:

1. The general nature of the nominee’s scientific contributions.

2. The most important theoretical and/or empirical contributions.

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

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

5. This award is intended to recognize a lifetime of achievement.

Distinguished Service Contributions Award

In recognition of sustained, significant, and outstanding service to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
This award is given for sustained, significant, and outstanding service to SIOP. Service contributions can be made in a variety of ways which include but are not limited to serving as (a) an elected officer of the Society, (b) the chair of a standing or ad hoc committee of the Society, (c) a member of a standing or ad hoc committee of the Society, and (d) a formal representative of the Society to other organizations. The recipient is given a plaque and cash prize of $1,500.

Criteria for the Award

The letter of nomination should address the nature and quality of the nominee’s service contributions. A detailed history of the individual’s service-oriented contributions should be provided. It should specify:

1. The offices held by the nominee.

2. The duration of his or her service in each such office.

3. The significant achievements of the nominee while an incumbent in each office.

4. This award is intended to recognize a lifetime of service.

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.

Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award

In recognition of SIOP members who demonstrate a sustained record of excellence in teaching, as revealed by excellence in the classroom or via Web-based teaching, student development, and community service via teaching.
The annual award will be given to an individual who has sustained experience in a full-time university/college tenure-track or tenured position(s) requiring substantial teaching responsibilities. There is no restriction on the specific courses taught, only that the courses concern perspectives or applications of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology. Nominations of individuals whose primary responsibilities lie in teaching undergraduates and terminal master’s students are encouraged.

The recipient of the 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 Evaluation of Teaching

Although evidence of teaching excellence is likely to come from the total of all courses that one teaches, evidence of excellence in teaching I-O psychology courses or related areas is expected. The criteria are flexible and may involve the following:

1. Demonstration of excellence in teaching. Evidence for this might include course syllabi, lesson outlines, a statement of teaching philosophy, some form of student-evaluation criteria (e.g., ratings) or receiving an award for teaching, examples of innovative methods in the design and delivery of course content, a summary of courses taught within the last 3 years (include title and short description of course, along with number of students enrolled), descriptions of textbooks written, course handouts, letters from supervisor(s) or colleagues, and up to three letters of support from students.

2. Demonstration of student accomplishments. Evidence for this would include papers or projects completed by students, students presenting papers at professional meetings or students subsequently publishing their work done with the teacher, stimulation of student research, awards or grants received by students, students pursuing further graduate work, successful placement of students in jobs or graduate programs, careers or internships achieved by students, and other student-oriented activities (e.g., undergraduate student accomplishments will be highly valued).

3. Demonstration of excellence in teaching-related professional activities. Evidence for this might include publications of articles on teaching, memberships in teaching organizations, teaching awards and other forms of prior recognition, community presentations about topics related to industrial and organizational psychology, and attendance at professional meetings or workshops relevant to teaching.

The nomination should include (a) a current curriculum vitae, (b) a short biography, and (c) a maximum of 10 additional supporting documents, addressing the criteria above.

Administration Procedures

1. A subcommittee (eight members) of the SIOP Awards Committee will review the nominations. At least four members shall work at colleges or universities focused primarily on undergraduate or master’s level education.

2. The subcommittee will make a recommendation about the winning nomination to the SIOP Awards Committee, which will transmit the recommendation to the SIOP Executive Board. If appropriate, nominators of any meritorious nonwinning candidate will be contacted to encourage renominating his/her candidate for the next year’s deliberations.

S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Research Award

In recognition of the best doctoral dissertation research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.
This award is given to the person who completes the best doctoral dissertation research germane to the field of I-O psychology. The winning dissertation research should demonstrate the use of research methods that are both rigorous and creative. The winner of the award will receive a plaque, a cash prize of $1,000, and the opportunity to present their dissertation research in a poster session at the next meeting of SIOP.

Criteria for Evaluation and Submissions

Dissertation summaries will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria:

1. The degree to which the research addresses a phenomenon that is of significance to the field of I-O psychology.

2. The extent to which the research shows appropriate consideration of relevant theoretical and empirical literature. This should be reflected in both the formulation of hypotheses tested and the selection of methods used in their testing.

3. The degree to which the research has produced findings that have high levels of validity (i.e., internal, external, construct, and statistical conclusion). The setting of the proposed research is of lesser importance than its ability to yield highly valid conclusions about a real-world phenomenon of relevance to the field of I-O psychology. Thus, the methods of the research (including subjects, procedures, measures, manipulations, and data analytic strategies) should be specified in sufficient detail to allow for an assessment of the capacity of the proposed research to yield valid inferences.

4. The extent to which the author (a) offers reasonable interpretations of the results of his or her research, (b) draws appropriate inferences about the theoretical and applied implications of the same results, and (c) suggests promising directions for future research.

5. The degree to which the research yields information that is both practically and theoretically relevant and important.

6. The extent to which ideas in the proposal are logically, succinctly, and clearly presented. 

Guidelines for Submission of Proposal

1. Entries may be submitted only by individuals who are endorsed (sponsored) by a member of SIOP, the Association for Psychological Science, or the American Psychological Association.

2. Each entrant should submit a copy of their paper (not to exceed 30 pages of double-spaced text) based on his or her dissertation. The name of the entrant, institutional affiliation, current mailing address, and phone number should appear only on the title page of the paper.

3. Papers are limited to a maximum of 30 double-spaced pages. This limit includes the title page, abstract, text, tables, figures, and appendices. However, it excludes references.

4. Papers should be prepared in accord with the guidelines provided in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Note, however, that the abstract may contain up to 300 words.

5. The paper must be based on a dissertation that was accepted by the graduate college 2 years or less before June 20, 2011, with the stipulation that an entrant may only submit once.

6. The entrant must provide a letter from his or her dissertation chair that specifies the date of acceptance of the dissertation by the graduate school of the institution and that the submission adequately represents all aspects of the completed dissertation. In addition, the entrant must provide a letter of endorsement from a member of SIOP, the Association for Psychological Science, or the American Psychological Association who is familiar with the entrant’s dissertation. Both of these letters may be from the same individual.

7. Entries (accompanied by supporting letters) must be submitted online by June 30, 2011.

Administrative Procedures

1. All entries will be reviewed by the Awards Committee of SIOP.

2. The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the Executive Board of SIOP about the award-winning dissertation and, if appropriate, up to two dissertations deserving honorable mention status.

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

4. In the absence of a dissertation that is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Committee and Executive Board, the award may be withheld. 

William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award

In recognition of the best publication (appearing in a refereed journal) in the field of industrial and organizational psychology during the past full year (2010).
This annual award, honoring William A. Owens, is given to the author(s) (at least one of which is to be a SIOP member) of the publication in a refereed journal judged to have the highest potential to significantly impact the field of I-O psychology. There is no restriction on the specific journals in which the publication appears, only that the journal be refereed and that the publication concerns a topic of relevance to the field of I-O psychology. Only publications with a 2010 publication date will be considered.

The author(s) of the best publication is (are) awarded a plaque and a $1,500 cash prize (to be split in the case of multiple authors).

Criteria for Evaluation of Publications

Publications will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria:

1. The degree to which the research addresses a phenomenon that is of significance to the field of I-O psychology.

2. The potential impact or significance of the publication to the field of I-O psychology.

3. The degree to which the research displays technical adequacy, including issues of internal validity, external validity, appropriate methodology, appropriate statistical analysis, comprehensiveness of review (if the publication is a literature review), and so forth.

Guidelines for Submission of Publications

1. Publications may be submitted by any member of SIOP, the American Psychological Society, the Association for Psychological Science, or by any person who is sponsored by a member of one of these organizations. Self- and other nominations are welcome. The Owens Award Subcommittee may also generate nominations. Those evaluating the publications will be blind to the source of the nomination.

2. Publications having multiple authors are acceptable.

3. Publications must be submitted online by June 30, 2011.

Administrative Procedures

1. Publications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Awards Committee of SIOP, consisting of at least six members.

2. The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the Executive Board of SIOP about the award-winning publication and, if appropriate, a publication deserving honorable mention status.

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

4. In the absence of a publication that is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Committee and Executive Board, the award may be withheld.

M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace

In recognition of a project or product representing an outstanding example of the practice of industrial and organizational psychology in the workplace.
This annual award, honoring M. Scott Myers, will be given to an individual practitioner or team of practitioners who have developed and conducted/applied a specific project or product representing an example of outstanding practice of I-O psychology in the workplace (i.e., business, industry, government). Projects must have been conducted in the workplace within the last 40 years and cover a time period of no more than 8 years. Products (e.g., tests, questionnaires, videos, software, but not books or articles) must be used in the workplace and developed within the last 40 years. Projects or products may be in any area of I-O psychology (e.g., compensation, employee relations, equal employment opportunity, human factors, job analysis, job design, organizational development, organizational behavior, leadership, position classification, safety, selection, training).

The award recipient(s) will receive a plaque commemorating the achievement, a cash prize of $1,500 and an invitation to make a presentation at the annual conference of SIOP. Team awards will be shared among the members of the team.

Criteria for Evaluation of Projects or Products

Nominations will be evaluated on the extent to which they:

1. Have a sound technical/scientific basis.

2. Advance objectives of clients/users.

3. Promote full use of human potential.

4. Comply with applicable psychological, legal, and ethical standards.

5. Improve the acceptance of I-O psychology in the workplace.

6. Show innovation and excellence.

Guidelines for Submission of Projects or Products

1. Nominations may be submitted by any member of SIOP. Self-nominations are welcome.

2. Individuals or teams may be nominated. Each individual nominee must be a current member of the Society. If a team is nominated, at least one of the team members must be a current member of the Society, and each team member must have made a significant contribution to the project or product.

3. Each nomination must contain the following information:

a.  A letter of nomination which explains how the project or product meets the six evaluation criteria above.

b.  A technical report which describes the project or product in detail. This may be an existing report.

c.  A description of any formal complaints of a legal or ethical nature which have been made regarding the project or product.

d.  A list of three client references who may be contacted by the Myers Award Subcommittee regarding the project or product.

e.  (Optional) Up to 6 additional documents that may be helpful for evaluating the nomination (e.g., a sample of the product, technical manuals, independent evaluations).

4. If appropriate, nominators of highly rated nonwinning candidates will be contacted to encourage renomination of a candidate for up to 3 years.

5. The Awards Committee will maintain the confidentiality of secure materials.

6. Nominations must be submitted online by June 30, 2011.

Administrative Procedures

1. Nomination materials will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the SIOP Awards Committee, consisting of at least three members, all of whom work primarily as I-O practitioners.

2. The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the SIOP Executive Board about the award-winning project or product.

3. The Executive Board may either accept or reject the recommendation of the Awards Committee but may not substitute a nominee of its own.

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


Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology 

This award is designed to recognize a SIOP member who, in a major way, has shown to the general public the importance of work done by I-O psychology for addressing social issues, that is, research that makes a difference for people.

The award recipient will receive $3,000.

Evaluation Criteria

The Katzell Award Committee will select a SIOP professional member based on the following criteria:

  • The awardee(s) must be a member of SIOP, preferably with a degree in psychology.
  • The work shown to the general public must be research based, and its application clearly demonstrated.
  • The work must have an impact on society’s well-being: for example, making work organizations better places to work, more satisfying to workers, more efficient, or creating a service that is beneficial to the public.
  • The demonstration to the public must be widespread, reaching a substantial part of the public.
  • If the creators of the work and those who publicized it were not the same, the creators would be the awardee(s).  An exception would be the creation of a book, film, or other publication that summarized and popularized a significant body of research and application.  In that instance, the creator(s) of that publication would be the awardee(s).

Required Documentation

Nominations for the Katzell Award must include:

  • Letter of nomination
  • Copies of the publication and documentation of the breadth of distribution
  • Name of the member(s) being honored (e.g., writer, director, or producer)
  • For multimedia publications (e.g., video), where video or audio copy is available through the Internet, the Web site where the publication can be viewed should be submitted with the nomination. In cases where multimedia publications are not accessible through the Internet, nominees should submit eight copies of a DVD containing the publication to the SIOP Administrative Office (440 East Poe Rd., Suite 101, Bowling Green, OH  43402).

Submission Deadlines and Procedure

Deadline: June 30, 2011

Nominations must be submitted at www.siop.org/awardsonline/main.aspx.

Publications submitted electronically must be in the form of either a Word document or a .pdf file.  

Click here to start a nomination

Wiley Award for Excellence in Survey Research

To recognize excellence and innovation in the design of survey research methods or techniques that will improve organizational effectiveness and performance. This annual award, honoring Jack Wiley, is given to a member of SIOP or team (with at least one member who is a SIOP member) whose work or research has been shown to advance the survey research field.  
The recipient(s) of the best research in the area of survey research is (are) awarded a plaque and a $1,500 cash prize (to be split in the case of multiple recipients).

Criteria for Evaluation of Research    
Innovation and excellence can be visible in: overall survey research purpose, instrument design, populations or samples surveyed, method of survey administration, reporting of results, and/or in the use of survey results to affect positive organizational change. Preference will be given to work that demonstrates excellence and innovation in multiple phases of the survey research process (including design of employee or customer survey research methods or techniques) and that documents positive impact on team, business unit or total organizational development, effectiveness, and performance.
The innovation must have occurred within the past five years, and nominations will be evaluated on the extent to which they:
1.     Illustrate a sound technical and scientific basis.
2.     Demonstrate innovation and excellence.
3.     Advance the understanding of survey research techniques, processes, or applications.
 
4.     Document a positive impact on organizational performance.

5.     Contribute to our understanding of organizational development and performance.
 
6.     Improve the acceptance of I-O psychology in the workplace.
Guidelines for Submission of Research
1.     Nominations may be submitted by any member of SIOP, including student members and international affiliates. Self- and other nominations are welcome. The Wiley Award Subcommittee may also generate nominations. Those evaluating the applications will be blind to the source of the nomination.

2.     Research projects or publications having multiple authors are acceptable.

3.     Nominations must be submitted online by June 30, 2011.
 
 Administrative Procedures   
1. Publications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Awards Committee of SIOP, consisting of at least six members.

2. The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the Executive Board of SIOP about the award-winning research or work.

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

4. In the absence of a project or publication that is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Committee and Executive Board, the award may be withheld.

Joyce and Robert Hogan Award for Personality and Work Performance

 
 In recognition of the best paper or chapter that demonstrates innovation in applied personality research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology during the past year (2010). This annual award, honoring Joyce and Robert Hogan, is given to the author(s) (at least one of which is to be a SIOP professional level member) of a paper or chapter, published or unpublished, judged to have the highest potential to further the understanding of personality as it relates to work performance. Only papers or chapters completed and dated in 2010 will be considered.

The author(s) of the best publication is (are) awarded a plaque and a $1,500 cash prize (to be split in the case of multiple authors).

Criteria for Evaluation of Publications    
Papers or chapters completed and dated in the previous year will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria:

1. The degree to which the research has a sound scientific base and illustrates innovation and excellence in the field of I-O psychology.
2.  Must have at least one author who is a SIOP professional-level member.
3. The degree to which the research will advance understanding of how personality is related to competent occupational performance.
Guidelines for Submission of Publications
1. Papers or chapters may be submitted by any member of SIOP, including student members and/or international affiliate members. Self- and other nominations are welcome. The Hogan Award Subcommittee may also generate nominations. Those evaluating the publications will be blind to the source of the nomination.

2. Publications having multiple authors are acceptable.

3. Publications must be submitted online by June 30, 2011.
 Administrative Procedures   
1. Publications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Awards Committee of SIOP, consisting of at least six members.

2. The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the Executive Board of SIOP about the award-winning publication.
3. The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Committee, but may not substitute a nominee of its own.

4. In the absence of a paper that is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Committee and Executive Board, the award may be withheld.