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Sidney A. Fine Award Program

Bill Macey


Objectives and Overview

The SIOP Foundation is pleased to announce a new award, the Sidney A. Fine Award Program for research on analytic strategies to study jobs. The number and size of the awards are to be decided upon each year by the committee. The awards are designed to support research which will further the usefulness of analytic strategies to study jobs, especially as the nature of job content and organizational structures in which work is performed. In this context, research may take many forms including, but not limited to, bibliographic, empirical, methodological, model development, and theoretical investigations.

Criteria for Selecting Award Winners

The Fine Award Program Committee will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:

1. Have a sound technical or scientific base
2. Demonstrate innovation and excellence
3. Have the potential for advancing our understanding of jobs and/or methods of analyzing jobs
4. Be feasible and possible to complete within 2 years of the award date
5. Be submitted by members of SIOP including students and international members
6. Have a clearly defined project plan, defined deliverables, and budget

Proposal Requirements and Guidelines

If the research involves human participants, all awarded authors will need to certify, by signature or other means, that the research will be carried out in compliance with ethical standards concerning the treatment of human subjects (e.g., institutional review board or signed statement that the research will adhere to accepted professional standards regarding the treatment of human participants).

The explicit policy of the Fine Award Program is that grant funds may not be used for overhead or indirect costs. In the committees experience, most universities will waive overhead and indirect costs under two circumstances: (a) the grant is relatively modest in size (e.g., under $10,000), and/or (b) the awarding institution (i.e., SIOP) does not allow it. If the above statement disallowing funds to be used for overhead is insufficient, the chair of the Fine Award Program Committee will provide additional documentation and evidence explicitly recognizing this policy.

The Fine Award Program grant can be used in conjunction with other funding for a larger scale project. In this case, the proposal should describe the scope of the entire project, the entire budget, and the portion of the budget for which SIOP award money will be spent.

Awardees should be aware that a synopsis of their research will be placed on the SIOP Web site. This synopsis will be of such a nature so as not to preclude subsequent publication of the research. Grant awardees should be encouraged to submit the results of their research for presentation at SIOPs Annual Conference.

Format of Proposals

The proposal should adhere to accepted formatting guidelines (e.g., APA guidelines) and should include the following:

1. Abstract
2. Literature review and rationale for the project
3. Method (if applicable)including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, analytical strategies, and so forth
4. Implications of the findings or conclusions for research and practice
5. Project plan, defined deliverables, and budget

The proposal should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables, appendices). Also, the proposal should be double-spaced and use a 12-point font and one-inch margins.

Proposals submitted with a student affiliate as the principal investigator should include a letter of endorsement from the students academic advisor.

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2002. Award decisions would be announced at the SIOP Conference in Toronto.

Proposals should be sent to Milt Hakel, Chair, Sidney A. Fine Award Program, in care of the SIOP Administrative Office.


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