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Distinguished and Career Awards

2020 Awards now under review – applicants will be notified of outcome by November 2019. The nomination deadline for the Distinguished Early Career Contributions award - Practice has been extended to July 31st 2019

For a complete list of past award winners, click HERE

 

Dunnette Prize

The Dunnette Prize is given to honor living individuals whose work has significantly expanded knowledge of the causal significance of individual differences through advanced research, development, and/or application.

Professor Marvin D. Dunnette devoted virtually his entire academic and professional life to the assessment, prediction, and explanation of individual differences in human behavior and performance.  There are certainly many important interventions that influence behavior and performance, but their interactions with individual differences are equally important.  The Dunnette Prize was established to recognize individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to understanding (assessing, predicting, and explaining) human behavior and performance by explicating the role played by individual differences.  Such contributions can be in the form of basic research, applied research, or applications in practice.  Professor Dunnette did not see them as distinct entities – each informs the others.

The Dunnette Prize carries a cash award of $50,000, to be presented at the SIOP Annual Conference.  In addition, recipient(s) are expected to give an invited address about the Prize winning contributions at the SIOP conference at which the award is received.

 

Spreadsheet for Award Project Team List

 

 

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees will be judged in terms of their overall contribution to understanding the role played by individual differences in predicting, explaining, or facilitating human behavior and performance. An individual or team may be nominated for the Dunnette Prize.

The following properties of overall contribution will be considered:

  • Appropriateness – primary focus is on the assessment, prediction, explanation, or specification of individual differences, i.e., emphasis is on individual differences that are important for predicting, changing, or explaining human behavior and performance. 
     
  • Quality – sound scientific and technical base. Fads, fashions, and folderol will be discounted. 
     
  • Impact – innovative, programmatic work that has had significant and lasting impact on the field, advancing understanding, research, and/or practice. The research or work illuminates understanding of differences among individuals and the causal role of individual differences on behavior and performance.

Number of publications and citation counts are secondary and perhaps even irrelevant concerns. Rather, it is the quality and impact of the work along with focus on the role of individual differences in predicting, changing, and explaining human behavior and performance.

 

Submission Guidelines and Criteria

The following guidelines for submitting a candidate must be observed:

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome. If a SIOP co-nominator is needed, please contact Dr. Milton Hakel at mhakel@bgsu.edu.
     
  2. SIOP membership is not a requirement for nominee(s).
     
  3. In addition to the nomination letter, the nomination package must include a minimum of 3 but no more than 5 letters of support. It is the responsibility of the nominator to gather the support letters and upload them, using the online awards program.
     
  4. A self-statement and Curriculum Vitae from the nominee or nominated team is required.
     
  5. The Dunnette Prize is intended to recognize individuals who have made programmatic, significant, and lasting contributions to understanding the causal nature of individual differences on behavior and performance. Nominees are thus likely to be in later stages of their career or life, although mid-career nominees are not precluded.
     
  6. Dunnette Prize recipient(s) are expected to give an invited address about the prize winning contributions at the SIOP conference at which the award is received.

 

Composition of Committee

The SIOP Awards Committee Chair will appoint a Dunnette Prize Subcommittee Chair to oversee the review of nominations. Major Contributors to the Dunnette fund may recommend a committee member. Lead Contributors to the fund can name a member to the committee who may or may not be a member of SIOP. The following criteria apply to the committee:

  • Should comprise recognized experts in I-O psychology. 
  • Should comprise primarily SIOP professional members. 
  • Should comprise a majority of committee members who are independent, that is, they were not recommended to serve by Major Contributors or appointed to serve on the committee by Lead Contributors.

Administrative Procedures

The following administrative procedures apply:

  1. The Dunnette Prize Subcommittee will review the nomination materials of all nominees and make a recommendation to the SIOP Executive Board concerning the recipient of the Dunnette Prize. 
  2. SIOP Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Committee but may not substitute a nominee of its own. 
  3. Dunnette Prize Subcommittee members may not be recipients of the award during their tenure on the committee.  
  4. The named committee member(s) of Lead Contributor(s) may not participate in the review process if a person from the donor's family or employer is being considered for the Dunnette Prize. 
  5. In the absence of a nominee who is deemed deserving of the award by the Dunnette Prize Subcommittee, the award may be withheld and a recommendation will not be presented to the SIOP Executive Board. 

 

Charter Contributors to the Dunnette Prize Fund

(These donors generously donated $1,000 or more. This list was last updated February 7, 2018.)

Cristina G. Banks
Michael Beer 
Thomas and Pauline Bouchard
Harry Brull 
David Campbell
James Campion 
Howard C. Carlson
Chesapeake Insts for Behavioral Research 
Sandra L. Davis
René V. Dawis 
Robert Eichinger
James L. Farr 
Irv and Micki Goldstein
Harrison G. Gough 
George and Joni Graen
Rick Guzzo 
Milt and Lee Hakel
Keith and Karen Grabow Halprin 
Jo-Ida C. Hansen
Joy and John Hazucha 
Lowell Hellervik
Ray S. Hibbs 
Hogan Assessment System
Thomas Hollmann 
Leaetta Hough
Allen I. Kraut 
Frank Landy
Gary Latham 
Patty and Ed Lawler
Cynthia E. Marsh
Jeffrey J. McHenry
Douglas and Kimberly McKenna 
Robert F. Morrison
Robert Muschewske 
Dianne Nilsen
Cal Oltrogge 
Frederick Oswald
PDI Charitable Giving Fund St Paul Foundation 
Patricia Pedigo
David B. Peterson 
Lyman W. Porter
David L. Prin 
Lise M. Saari
Paul and Pat Sackett 
Frank Schmidt
Benjamin and Brenda Schneider 
Lance Seberhagen
James Campbell Sharf
Rob Silzer 
Elaine B. Sloan
Snyder Leadership Group 
Wayne W. Sorenson
SWA Consulting Inc. 
Paul W Thayer
The Robins Family Foundation 
Nancy T. Tippins
Harry C. Triandis 
Victor Vroom
Stroller Tod White 
Marti and Shelly Zedeck

 

Dunnette Prize Award Winners

2018 Winner - Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr.

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the SIOP Foundation are pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr., Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, will receive the Dunnette Prize at the opening plenary of the 33rd Annual SIOP Conference, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago on April 19, 2018, at 8:30 a.m.

If Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr. had been less persistent in his scientific curiosity, the famous Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart (MISTRA), which has yielded a rich harvest of information shaping scientific fields including psychology, medicine, and genetics, might never have come to be....Read more

 


2015 (Inaugural Year) Winner - Frank L. Schmidt

It is only fitting that the first Dunnette Prize be awarded to Dr. Frank Schmidt. The award is designed to "honor living individuals whose work has significantly expanded knowledge of the causal significance of individual differences through advanced research, development, and/or application." These criteria define Dr. Schmidt....Read more

 

Distinguished Professional Contributions Award

In recognition of a lifetime 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, demonstrable impact on people at work, organizations, and the practice of I-O psychology. The contributions of the individual should have advanced the practice by increasing the effectiveness of I-O psychologists working in business, industry, government, and other organizational settings. The nominee’s contribution(s) should have occurred primarily while he/she worked in a non-academic setting.

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 and its impact, at the subsequent SIOP conference. Award recipients will be asked to serve a three-year term as a reviewer on this award subcommittee beginning the following year.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
     
  2. Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.
     
  3. The nomination package should also include: a current Curriculum Vitae, three to five letters of support, and any additional materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee.
     
  4. The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator.
     
  5. The Distinguished Professional Contributions is intended to recognize a lifetime of achievement.
     
  6. Beginning in 2018, non-recipients of this award will NOT automatically be reconsidered the following year. If desired, the nominator may submit a new application for their nominee in subsequent years.

Criteria for the Award

Nominators and endorsers shall address the nominee’s contribution(s) to the practice of I-O psychology and how the contribution(s) relates to (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. The pioneering nature of the work is highly relevant.

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Breadth or depth of impact and pioneering nature of the nominee’s contributions on people at work, organizations, and/or the practice of I-O psychology. Breadth of impact could be demonstrated by, for example, wide-scale adoption of the practice, procedure, or method or, for example, by reaching out beyond boundaries of I-O to influence work life. Depth of impact could be demonstrated by, for example, transformational change within an organization or, for example, creation and development of an enduring organization that provides I-O services that set the standard for excellence. (A record of publications and presentations about the practice, procedure, or method while commendable is insufficient.) 
     
  2. Extent to which there is sound and durable evidence to support the need, development, implementation, and effectiveness of the practices, procedures, and methods of the nominee.
     
  3. Extent to which the nominee has disseminated information (training, disseminating, and informing others) about his or her methods, procedures, and practices through presentations, workshops, publications in a variety of outlets, and so forth. The methods, procedures, and practices must be both available to and utilized by other practicing I-O psychologists.
     
  4. Stature of the nominee as a practitioner vis-à-vis other prominent practitioners in the field of I-O psychology.

Administrative Procedures

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

Composition of the Committee

  • Must consist of a minimum of five current SIOP members.
  • Committee members must be SIOP Fellow members who primarily self-identify as practitioners (current or retired), or previous recipients of this award, or have more than 10 years of work experience as a practitioner.
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.


Updated: March 12 2019

 

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 SIOP conference.  Award recipients will be asked to serve a three-year term as a reviewer on this award subcommittee beginning the following year.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
     
  2. Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.
     
  3. The nomination package should also include: a current Curriculum Vitae, three to five letters of support, and any additional materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee.
     
  4. The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator.
     
  5. The Distinguished Scientific Contributions is intended to recognize a lifetime of achievement.
     
  6. Beginning in 2018, non-recipients of this award will NOT automatically be reconsidered the following year. If desired, the nominator may submit a new application for their nominee in subsequent years.

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.

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.

Composition of the Committee

  • Must consist of a minimum of five current SIOP members.
     
  • Committee members must be SIOP Fellows who have published extensively in high impact journals (e.g. JAP, ORM, PPsych, OBHDP, AMR, AMJ, among others), or previous recipients of this award, or current or previous Editors or Associate Editors of high impact journals.
     
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.


Updated: 31 January 2019

 

Distinguished Service Contributions Award

Distinguished Service Contributions Award

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 of this award is given a plaque and cash prize of $1,500. Award recipients will be asked to serve a three-year term as a reviewer on this award subcommittee beginning the following year.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
     
  2. Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.
     
  3. The nomination package should also include: a current Curriculum Vitae, three to five letters of support, and any additional materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee.
     
  4. The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator.
     
  5. The Distinguished Service Contributions is intended to recognize a lifetime of achievement.
     
  6. Beginning in 2018, non-recipients of this award will NOT automatically be reconsidered the following year. If desired, the nominator may submit a new application for their nominee in subsequent years.

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.

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.

Composition of the Committee

  • Must consist of a minimum of five current SIOP members.
  • Committee members must be SIOP Fellows or previous recipients of this award, or current SIOP members with a history of serving on a SIOP Committee.
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.


Updated: March 12 2019

 

Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award - Practice

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

In order to be considered for the 2020 award, nominees must have defended their dissertation no earlier than 2009. 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. Award recipients will be asked to serve a three-year term as a reviewer on this award subcommittee beginning the following year.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
     
  2. Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.
     
  3. The nomination package should also include: a current Curriculum Vitae, three to five letters of support, and any additional materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee. Although letters of support from non-I-O psychologists representing individuals or organizations affected by the nominee are appropriate and encouraged, no more than three of the supporting letters should be of this type.
     
  4. Eligible nominees must have defended their dissertation no earlier than 2009.
     
  5. The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator.
     
  6. Beginning in 2018, non-recipients of this award will NOT automatically be reconsidered the following year. If desired, the nominator may submit a new application for their nominee in subsequent years.

Criteria for the Award

Nominators and endorsers shall address the nominee’s contribution(s) to the practice of I-O psychology. Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Breadth or depth of impact of the nominee’s contributions to people at work, organizations, and/or the practice of I-O psychology. Breadth of impact could be demonstrated by evidence such as adoption of the practice, procedure, or method by individuals, organization(s), or other I-O psychologists. Depth of impact could be demonstrated by evidence of having produced transformational change within an organization. (A record of publications and presentations about the practice, procedure, or method while commendable is insufficient.)
     
  2. Extent to which nominee’s approaches are grounded in sound psychological research, i.e., are evidence based.
     
  3. The status of the nominee as a practitioner vis-à-vis other prominent early career practitioners in the field of I-O psychology.
     
  4. Extent to which contribution goes beyond nominee’s 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.
     
  5. Documentation should be provided that indicates that the nominee received his or her PhD degree within the 10 year requirement.

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.

Composition of the Committee

  • Must consist of a minimum of five current SIOP members
     
  • Committee members must be SIOP Fellows who primarily self-identify as practitioners (current or retired), or previous winners of this award, or have more than 10 years of work experience as a practitioner.
     
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.


Updated: March 12 2019

 

Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award - Science

This award will be presented to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to the science of I-O psychology within seven (7) years of receiving a PhD degree.

In order to be considered for the 2020 award, nominees must have defended their dissertation no earlier than 2012. The setting in which the nominee has made the contributions (i.e., academia, government, industry) is not relevant.

The recipient of this award is given a plaque and a cash prize of $1,500. Award recipients will be asked to serve a three-year term as a reviewer on this award subcommittee beginning the following year.

Nomination Guidelines and Criteria

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
     
  2. Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.
     
  3. The nomination package should also include: a current Curriculum Vitae, three to five letters of support, and any additional materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee.
     
  4. Eligible nominees must have defended their dissertation no earlier than 2012.
     
  5. The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator.
     
  6. Beginning in 2018, non-recipients of this award will NOT automatically be reconsidered the following year. If desired, the nominator may submit a new application for their nominee in subsequent years.

Criteria for the Award

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 within the 7 year requirement.

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. 

Composition of the Committee

  • Must consist of a minimum of five current SIOP members.
  • Committee members must be SIOP Fellows who have published extensively in high impact journals (e.g. JAP, ORM, PPsych, OBHDP, AMR, AMJ, among others), or previous recipients of this award, or current or previous Editors or Associate Editors of high impact journals.
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.


Updated: March 12 2019

 

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. Award recipients will be asked to serve a three-year term as a reviewer on this award subcommittee beginning the following year.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
     
  2. Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.
     
  3. The nomination package should also include: a current Curriculum Vitae, three to five letters of support, and any additional materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee.
     
  4. The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted by the nominator.
     
  5. The Distinguished Teaching Contributions Awards is intended to recognize a lifetime of achievement.
     
  6. Beginning in 2018, non-recipients of this award will NOT automatically be reconsidered the following year. If desired, the nominator may submit a new application for their nominee in subsequent years.

Criteria for the Award

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.

 

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. 

Composition of the Committee

  • Must consist of a minimum of five current SIOP members
     
  • All committee members must have 7+ years of teaching experience, or previous winners of this award.
     
  • At least 3 committee members must teach at colleges or universities focused primarily on undergraduate or master’s level education.
     
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.


Updated: 31 January 2019

 

SIOP Humanitarian Award

SIOP Humanitarian Award

This award is given for sustained, significant, and outstanding humanitarian contributions related to I-O psychology.

 

Spreadsheet for Award Project Team List

Contributions can be made in a variety of ways which may include but are not limited to:

  • Applying the practice and science of I-O psychology towards significant and sustained humanitarian initiatives, development of internal capacity, facilitating decent work and development of policy.
     
  • Promoting prosocial I-O psychology through work with international non-governmental organizations and multilateral agencies.
     
  • Notable and sustained contributions to theory and/or practice/field work in the area of humanitarian work psychology (deliberate and organized efforts to enhance human welfare and development).
     
  • Significant impact on the field of I-O psychology through a focus on social responsibility and reduction of human suffering through organizational actions.
     
  • Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through I-O Psychology (e.g., poverty reduction, food security, health and well-being, equitable quality education, gender equality, sustainable energy, decent work, sustainable industrialization/innovation, inclusivity and justice within society, sustainable consumption/production, fighting climate change, creation of global partnerships for sustainable development).

These contributions may take the form of an intense focus on a single humanitarian initiative for over a decade or significant contributions to multiple humanitarian projects over time. The recipient of the award is given a plaque and a cash prize of $1,500 (or a donation of the same amount donated to the charity/foundation of the recipient’s choice).

Nomination Guidelines

  • A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
     
  • Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.
     
  • The nominee may be an individual, or may also be a team of contributors.
     
  • The letter of nomination should address the nature and quality of the nominee’s humanitarian contributions.
     
  • The nomination package should also include: a current Curriculum Vitae, three to five letters of support, and any additional materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee.
     
  • The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator. If a team is being nominated for this award, the CVs for each team member should be combined into one document before submitting, and the nomination package must include the completed Award Project Team List spreadsheet (see link above on this page)

Criteria for the Award

Nominators and endorsers shall address the nature and quality of the nominee’s humanitarian contributions, whether U.S.-based or international in focus. A detailed history of the individual’s humanitarian contributions should be provided. It should specify:

  • The practice applications, research, thought leadership, and scope/impact of contributions.
     
  • The duration of his or her humanitarian efforts.
     
  • The significant achievements of the nominee related to his/her humanitarian efforts.

This award is intended to recognize sustained service in the above areas.

Administrative Procedures

  • The Humanitarian Award Subcommittee will review the letters of nomination and all supporting materials of all nominees and make a recommendation concerning the nominee(s) to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees may be selected if their contributions are similarly distinguished.
     
  • The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Humanitarian Award Subcommittee but may not substitute a nominee of its own.
     
  • Humanitarian Award Subcommittee members may not be recipients of the award during their tenure on the subcommittee.
     
  • In the absence of a nominee who is deemed deserving of the award by both the Humanitarian Award Subcommittee and the Executive Board, the award may be withheld.


Updated: March 12, 2019