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Research Funding and Student Support Available for SIOP Members and Students!

Anna Erickson
Questar

Starting Monday, October 4, 2010, we will begin accepting proposals for  the Small Grant Program aimed at supporting research conducted by SIOP members in both science and practice, an award for promotion of I-O to the public, a research grant in assessment center methods, and two programs designed to provide support to graduate students.

Small Grant Program.
Provides funding for academic–practitioner research; $20,000 available (maximum of $7,500 per grant).

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 ($3,000 award).

Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Grant. This grant is designed to support research on assessment center methods as well as research into the development of managers and leaders. The grant may focus on the assessment method (e.g., simulations and other techniques that rely on the observation of behavior), the content area of interest (e.g., managerial career advancement, leadership development), or preferably both. Award size is up to $10,000.

Graduate Student Scholarships (GSS) Provide scholarships of $9,500 to graduate students in I-O or related field; two GSS available ($3,000) and Lee Hakel ($3,500).

Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Student Fellowship. Provides support for graduate students in I-O psychology whose focus is training/development and/or selection/placement; $10,000 available.

Additional information regarding program focus, eligibility criteria, and submission guidelines for each of these programs can be found in this issue of TIP or  online at http://www.siop.org/siopawards/. Awards will be presented at the 26th SIOP Annual Conference in 2011 in Chicago.

Proposals can be submitted online at www.siop.org/awardsonline/main.aspx by December 15, 2010. Please direct all questions regarding research funding to Awards Committee Chair Anna Erickson, aerickson@questarweb.com.


Call for Proposals for 2011 SIOP Small Grant Program

General Procedures and Policies

The overarching goal of the Small Grant Program is to provide funding for research investigating topics of interest to both academicians and practitioners. Thus, considerable weight will be given to whether the proposal consists of a cooperative effort between academics and practitioners.  In addition, the principal investigator of the project must be a SIOP Fellow, Member, Associate, International Affiliate, or Student Affiliate. Proposals submitted with a Student Affiliate as the principal investigator should include a letter of endorsement from a SIOP professional member, preferably the student’s academic advisor. In order to ensure that there is a clear commitment of the organizational partner to the research, a letter recognizing this support is required.

In order to encourage wide participation and a large variety of individuals and institutions involved in the program, an individual can only be involved in one proposal per review cycle. In addition, individuals who received a grant within the last 2 years are ineligible.

Format of the Proposal

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

  • Abstract
  • Literature review and rationale for the project
  • Method—including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, and analytical strategies
  • Implications for both academicians and practitioners
  • Budget and justification for expenditures of the award

The proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables, appendices). The proposal should be double spaced and use a 12-point font and 1” margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file, named to indicate the first author, as follows: lastname.doc or lastname.pdf.

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


Raymond A. Katzell Award in I-O Psychology Call For Nominations

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:

  • 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).

Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Grant Call for Proposals

Criteria for Selecting Award Winners

The Bray/Howard Grant Subcommittee (appointed by the Awards Committee chair) will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Have a sound technical/scientific base
  • Show innovation and excellence
  • Advance the understanding of assessment center techniques, managerial or leadership development, or preferably both 
  • Use a longitudinal design where appropriate
  • Be submitted by members of SIOP, including Student and International Affiliates
  • Have a clearly defined project plan, defined deliverables, and budget

Format of Proposals

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

  • Abstract
  • Literature review and rationale for the project
  • Method (if applicable)—including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, and analytical strategies
  • Implications of the findings or conclusions for research and practice
  • Project plan, defined deliverables, and budget

Proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables, appendices). The proposal should be double spaced and use a 12-point font and 1” margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file, named to indicate the first author, as follows: lastname.doc or lastname.pdf.

If the research involves human participants, all awarded authors must certify by signature or other methods 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).

Proposals submitted with a Student Affiliate as the principal investigator should include a letter of endorsement from the student’s academic advisor.


Graduate Student Scholarships and the Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship Call for Applications

Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled full time and be in good standing in a doctoral program in industrial-organizational psychology or a closely related field (e.g., organizational behavior) at a regionally accredited university or college.  Eligibility is not limited to students in programs located in the U.S.A.

  • Applicants must be Student Affiliates of SIOP. 
  • Applicants must have an approved plan for their dissertation.
  • Each program may endorse no more than one (1) student per year.  If more than one student from a program wishes to apply for a scholarship, the program must perform an initial screening.
  • Applicants who have defended their dissertations are not eligible.
  • Applicants must not have previously received a SIOP Graduate Student Scholarship.

Application Procedure

The Graduate Student Scholarship Subcommittee of the Awards Committee will examine all applications for eligibility.

  • 12-page maximum* summary of the dissertation research, including an explanation of research design and other important aspects of the project. 
  • Two-page maximum curriculum vitae including scientific publications and presentations.
  • A letter from the advisor indicating that the dissertation plan has been approved.
  • A letter of endorsement from the chair or director of the program in which the applicant is enrolled.

All documentation must be submitted by the applicant and must be either a Word document or a .pdf file.

*NOTE: Figures or tables may be included only if they can be incorporated into the twelve (12)-page limit. A list of references should be included with the summary; references will not be included in the 12-page maximum. Summaries should be double spaced, 12-point font, with 1” margins.


Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Fellowship in
I-O Psychology Call For Applications

Eligibility

  • Recipients of the Lee Hakel, Mary L. Tenopyr, or graduate student scholarships are not eligible for the Joyce and Thayer Fellowship.
  • Each I-O program may endorse no more than one (1) student per year.  If more than one student from a program wishes to apply for the fellowship, the program must perform an initial screening.
  • Nominees meet the following eligibility requirements:
    • PhD student in I-O psychology
    • Specialized in training and development and/or selection and placement
    • Should be committed to a practitioner career as evidenced by work   experience and/or a statement of career goals
    • Should have some experience in an applied setting relevant to I-O  

Evaluation Criteria

The Joyce and Thayer Fellowship Committee (appointed by the Award Committee chair), will select one Fellow based on:

  • The quality of the undergraduate or graduate record, including appropriateness of coursework to specialization in training and development and/or selection and placement
  • The quality of the master’s thesis or research summary, both scientifically and practically
  • The clarity and realism of the statement of goals and aspirations
  • Relevance of any applied experience to career specialization
  • Appropriateness of faculty recommendations

Required Documentation

Nominees for the Joyce and Thayer Fellowship must submit:

  • An official copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A statement of graduate program goals and career aspirations
  • A summary of the nominee’s master’s thesis or summary of other completed research not to exceed 10 pages (12-point font, 1” margins, double spaced); the proposal must adhere to accepted formatting guidelines (e.g., APA guidelines)
  • Resumé that includes work assignments, paid or unpaid, related to
  • I-O psychology
  • Letters of recommendation (at least 1 and not more than 3) from graduate faculty
  • Letter of endorsement from the university (or department, or I-O area)

All documentation must be submitted by the applicant and must be either a Word document or a .pdf file.


Submission Procedure for All Funding

Proposals can be submitted online at www.siop.org/awardsonline/main.aspx by December 15, 2010 and must be in the form of either a Word document or a .pdf file. Please direct all questions regarding research funding to Awards Committee Chair Anna Erickson, aerickson@questarweb.com.


Look for These Calls in the Near Future!

Sidney A. Fine Grant for Research on Job Analysis

This grant is for research on analytic strategies to study jobs and is designed to support research that will further the usefulness of analytic strategies to study jobs, especially as to the nature of job content and organizational structures in which work is performed. Award size is up to $7,500.  For more details on this grant, please visit www.siop.org/siopawards/fine.aspx.

Mary L. Tenopyr Graduate Student Scholarship 

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 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.  The Dunnette Prize honors living originators of fundamental advances focused on research, development, or application that has expanded knowledge of the causal significance of individual differences.  Award size is up to $50,000.