Distinguished and Career Awards

Distinguished and Career Awards

 

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Distinguished Service Contributions Award

The Distinguished Service Contributions Award recognizes an individual who has a record of significant service to SIOP.

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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. Recipients should have exhibited sustained service to the Society in multiple capacities, led new and innovative initiatives for the Society, or made significant enhancements to the Society.

The recipient of this award is given a plaque and cash prize of $1,500.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
  2. Only SIOP members may be nominated for the award.
  3. The nomination package should also include: a current curriculum vitae (which includes a detailed history of the individual’s service contributions), 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.

When submitting the nomination materials, nominators will also be asked if the nominee is being investigated, or has been found responsible, for misconduct prohibited in SIOP’s Anti-Harassment Policy and to provide a brief explanation if this is the case.
 

Criteria for the Award

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. The significance of the SIOP roles held by the nominee.
  2. The duration of nominee's service to SIOP.
  3. The significance of the nominee’s achievements in each SIOP role.
     

Administrative Procedures

  1. At least five members of the SIOP Awards Subcommittee will review and evaluate the letters of nomination and all supporting materials of all nominees and recommend a winner(s) to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees may be recommended if their contributions are similarly distinguished.
  2. The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Subcommittee 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 Subcommittee and the Executive Board, the award may be withheld.
     

Composition of the Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee members must be SIOP Fellows or previous recipients of this award, or current SIOP members with a history of service to SIOP.
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.


Updated: February 28, 2024

 

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.
 

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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:

  1. 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. 
  2. Quality – sound scientific and technical base. Fads, fashions, and folderol will be discounted. 
  3. 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. If applicable, the names of all team members must be entered during the online nomination/application process
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Nominees are expected to not violate SIOP’s values in their professional or personal behavior.  It will be up to each award subcommittee to determine how much weight this guideline has on the overall decision.  

 

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:

  1. Should comprise recognized experts in I-O psychology. 
  2. Should comprise primarily SIOP professional members. 
  3. 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

2022 Winner - Robert Hogan
Watch Robert Hogan's Award address

 

2020 Winner - Paul Sackett
Watch Paul Sackett's Award address

 

2018 Winner - Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr.

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. The award, which carries a cash prize of $50,000, is named for Professor Marvin D. Dunnette, who devoted virtually his entire academic and professional life to the assessment, prediction, and explanation of individual differences in human behavior and performance.

This year’s winner is Thomas Bouchard, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bouchard received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966. Soon afterward, he was recruited to the University of Minnesota, where he began studying the new field of behavioral genetics, along with applied and individual differences in psychology. Bouchard’s most well-known work involves the famous Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart, which has yielded a rich harvest of information shaping scientific fields including psychology, medicine and genetics.

Watch Thomas Bouchard's Award address.

 


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. After receiving his PhD in Industrial Psychology from Purdue University in 1970, he began a career that spanned over 40 years and numerous employment sectors, from academia to government to business. Dr. Schmidt’s list of publications is astounding and includes seven books, over 200 studies, and over 300 presentations. Perhaps most impressive is that these publications have nearly 36,000 citations and that his current H Index is 77. His honors are too numerous for an exhaustive list to be provided here, but they include the APA Foundation Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award for Applications of Psychology, the APA Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, and the APS James McKeen Cattell Award for Scientific Contributions to Applied Psychology. Dr. Schmidt has remained active in I-O research. Since his retirement in 2012, he has published four research articles and the third edition of his meta-analysis book, and he currently has four research papers under review. He also continues to serve on a number of editorial boards.

Updated 10 March 2023

Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award - Practice

The Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award – Practice recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the practice of I-O psychology within ten years of receiving a terminal graduate degree.

 

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The recipient of each award is given a plaque and a cash prize of $1,500.

 

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
  2. All nominees must be  SIOP Members.
  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. All nomination materials (including proprietary information) are considered confidential , and reviewers must delete materials after the review process is complete. 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 obtained their terminal degree no earlier than 2014. Documentation of meeting this criterion should be included in the nomination package in the form of a transcript from the degree-granting institution showing the date the degree was granted, a scan or photo of a diploma, or a letter from the dissertation committee chair or department chair verifying the date the degree was granted.
  5. The nomination package should specify the most notable contributions the nominee has made to people at work, organizations, and/or the practice of I-O psychology.   For each contribution, the nomination package should identify the nominee’s role (e.g., led, contributed to), how the contribution leveraged evidence-based practice, the extent to which the contribution was an application of existing practice versus an innovation, evidence of impact of the contribution, including size and scope of the populations impacted (e.g., I-O practitioners, HR practitioners, managers, staff), and the context of the contribution (e.g., within the nominee's core responsibilities, extra role).
  6. The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator.
  7. When submitting the nomination materials, nominators will also be asked if the nominee is being investigated, or has been found responsible, for misconduct prohibited in SIOP’s Anti-Harassment Policy and to provide a brief explanation if this is the case.
     

Criteria for the Award

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 a unique contribution to an organization or of having produced major change within an organization. 
  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.

 

Administrative Procedures

  1. At least five members of the SIOP Awards Subcommittee will review the letters of nomination and all supporting materials and recommend an award winner(s) to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees may be recommended if their contributions are similarly distinguished.
  2. The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Subcommittee 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 Subcommittee and the Executive Board the award may be withheld.

 

Composition of the Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee 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: Februrary 28, 2024

 

Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award - Science

The Distinguished Early Career Award - Science recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the science of I-O psychology within ten years of receiving a terminal graduate degree.

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The recipient of this award is given a plaque and a cash prize of $1,500.

 

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
  2. Only SIOP Members 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 obtained their terminal degree no earlier than 2014. Documentation of meeting this criterion should be included in the nomination package in the form of a transcript from the degree-granting institution showing the date the degree was granted, a scan or photo of a diploma, or a letter from the dissertation committee chair or department chair verifying the date the degree was granted.
  5. The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator.
  6. When submitting the nomination materials, nominators will also be asked if the nominee is being investigated, or has been found responsible, for misconduct prohibited in SIOP’s Anti-Harassment Policy and to provide a brief explanation if this is the case.


Criteria for the Award

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. The importance of the nominee’s contributions to the science of I-O psychology.
  2. The quality of the nominee’s scientific work (e.g., adherence to the scientific method, creativity of research designs, soundness of conclusions), as opposed to a mere count of citations or publications in particular journals.    
  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 stature of the nominee as a scientist vis-à-vis other prominent scientists in the field of I-O psychology.  Stature could be reflected in many ways, including receipt of grants, service on journal editorial boards, service on expert/blue-ribbon committees, service as a technical scientific expert, etc.
     

Administrative Procedures

  1. At least five members of the SIOP Awards Subcommittee will review the letters of nomination and all supporting materials and recommend an award winner(s) to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees may be recommended if their contributions are similarly distinguished.
  2. The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Subcommittee 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 Subcommittee and the Executive Board, the award may be withheld. 
     

Composition of the Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee members must be SIOP Fellows who have published extensively in I-O psychology journals, or previous recipients of this award, or current or previous Editors or Associate Editors of I-O psychology journals.
  • At least half of the committee members should have a primary appointment in a psychology department.
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.


Updated: February 28, 2024

 

SIOP Humanitarian Award

The SIOP Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual or team who has a record of significant humanitarian contributions to I-O psychology.

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Contributions can be made in a variety of ways:

  • Using I-O science and practice to improve groups and organizations whose mission is to enhance human welfare and serve the greater good, for example nonprofit and public service organizations, peace-keeping units, international development agencies, and emergency response teams.
  • Making organizations better societal citizens, for example, via initiatives that ensure decent work for all workers, the reduction of existing inequalities, worker health and well-being, healthy communities, and sustainable growth.
  • Applying I-O psychology to address critical societal issues, for example, poverty reduction, food security, climate change, child labor, harassment and discrimination, diversity and inclusion, and mental health.
  • Advancing the theory and practice of humanitarian I-O psychology through publications, presentations, and workshops.

These contributions may take the form of an intense focus on a single humanitarian initiative or significant contributions to multiple humanitarian projects.

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

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
  2. The nominee(s) may be an individual or a team of collaborators.  All nominees must be SIOP members.
  3. If applicable, the names of all team members must be entered during the online nomination/application process
  4. The letter of nomination should address the nature and quality of the nominee’s humanitarian contributions.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. When submitting the nomination materials, nominators will also be asked if the nominee is being investigated, or has been found responsible, for misconduct prohibited in SIOP’s Anti-Harassment Policy and to provide a brief explanation if this is the case.


Criteria for the Award

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The scope  of the nominee’s humanitarian I-O work.
  • The significance or impact of the nominee’s humanitarian I-O work.
  • The duration of the nominee’s involvement in humanitarian I-O work.

 

Administrative Procedures

  • At least five members of the  SIOP Awards Subcommittee will review the letters of nomination and all supporting materials and recommend an award winner(s) to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees/teams may be recommended if their contributions are similarly distinguished.
  • The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Subcommittee 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 Subcommittee and the Executive Board, the award may be withheld.


Composition of the Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee members must be previous recipients of this award or SIOP members who are involved in humanitarian I-O psychology.
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.


Updated: February 28, 2024

 

Distinguished Professional Contributions Award

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The Distinguished Professional Practice Contributions Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions throughout their career to the practice of I-O psychology.

The award is given to an individual engaged in the practice of I-O psychology who has developed, refined, and implemented practices, procedures, or methods that have had a major, demonstrable impact on people at work, organizations, and the practice of I-O psychology. The contributions should have advanced practice 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 the contribution and its impact, at the subsequent SIOP conference.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
  2. Only SIOP members may be nominated for the award.
  3. Nominees should have spent a major part of their career working to improve organizations and impact people at work.
  4. 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. All nomination materials (including proprietary information) are considered confidential, and reviewers must delete materials after the review process is complete.
  5. The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator.
  6. When submitting the nomination materials, nominators will also be asked if the nominee is being investigated, or has been found responsible, for misconduct prohibited in SIOP’s Anti-Harassment Policy and to provide a brief explanation if this is the case.
     

Criteria for the Award

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Breadth or depth of impact 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,  adoption of the practice, procedure, or method in other organizations Depth of impact could be demonstrated by, for example, major change within an organization, or, creation or leadership of an enduring organization that provides I-O services and sets high standards for excellence. 
  2. Extent to which there is sound evidence to support the need, development, implementation, and effectiveness of the practices, procedures, or methods of the nominee.
  3. Extent to which the nominee has disseminated information  about the practices, procedures, or methods through presentations, workshops, or publications in a variety of outlets. The practices, procedures, or methods should be both available to and utilized by other practicing I-O psychologists.
  4. The extent to which the nominee has made significant practice contributions throughout their career.
  5. Stature of the nominee as a practitioner vis-à-vis other prominent practitioners in the field of I-O psychology.

 

Administrative Procedures

  • At least five members of the SIOP Awards Subcommittee will review and evaluate the letters of nomination and all supporting materials and recommend an award winner(s) to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees may be recommended if their contributions are similarly distinguished.
  • The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Subcommittee 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 Subcommittee and the Executive Board, the award may be withheld.

 

Composition of the Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee 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: February 28, 2024

 

Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award

The Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions throughout their career to the science of I-O psychology.

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This award is given to an individual who has made distinguished empirical and/or theoretical scientific contributions to the field of I-O psychology. The contributions should have advanced the science of I-O psychology with widely-read peer-reviewed publications, development of new areas of research and scientific knowledge, or pioneering of new scientific methodologies. The setting in which the nominee made the contributions (i.e., industry, academia, government) is not relevant.

The recipients of the award is given a plaque and a cash prize of $1,500. In addition, the recipients are invited to give an address that relates to their contributions at the subsequent SIOP conference.  

 

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
  2. Only SIOP members 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. When submitting the nomination materials, nominators will also be asked if the nominee is being investigated, or has been found responsible, for misconduct prohibited in SIOP’s Anti-Harassment Policy and to provide a brief explanation if this is the case.
     

Criteria for the Award

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Breadth and/or depth of the nominee’s empirical or theoretical contributions to the science of I-O psychology.
  2. The quality of the nominee’s scientific work (e.g., adherence to the scientific method, creativity of research designs, soundness of conclusions), as opposed to a mere count of citations or publications in particular journals.
  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 extent to which the nominee has made significant contributions throughout their career.
  5. The stature of the nominee as a scientist vis-à-vis other prominent scientists in the field of I-O psychology. Stature could be reflected in many ways, including receipt of large grants, chaired research-based positions, service as a journal editor, service on expert/blue-ribbon committees, and service as a technical scientific expert.

 

Administrative Procedures

  1. At least five members of the SIOP Awards Subcommittee will review and evaluate the letters of nomination and all supporting materials and recommend an award winner(s) to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees may be recommended if their contributions are similarly distinguished.
  2. The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Subcommittee 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 Subcommittee and the Executive Board, the award may be withheld.

 

Composition of the Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee members must be SIOP Fellows who have published extensively in I-O psychology journals , or previous recipients of this award, or current or previous Editors or Associate Editors of I-O psychology journals.
    At least half of the Subcommittee members should have a primary appointment in a psychology department.
  • Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.

 


Updated: February 28, 2024

 

Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award

The Distinguished Teaching Contributions Award recognizes an individual who has a record of excellence in teaching I-O psychology, developing students, and serving the teaching community.

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The annual award will be given to an individual who has sustained experience teaching I-O psychology and developing students in an academic setting.  There is no restriction on the specific courses taught or the student level (undergraduates, terminal master’s, or doctoral), only that the courses clearly focus on perspectives or applications of I-O psychology.   These individuals excel at making I-O psychology accessible to undergraduates and/or developing the next generation of I-O psychologists.

The recipient of the award is given a plaque and a cash prize of $1,500.

 

Nomination Guidelines

  1. A nomination letter by a SIOP member is required. Self-nominations are welcome.
  2. Only SIOP members 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. When submitting the nomination materials, nominators will also be asked if the nominee is being investigated, or has been found responsible, for misconduct prohibited in SIOP’s Anti-Harassment Policy and to provide a brief explanation if this is the case.
     

Criteria for the Award

Nominees will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstration of excellence in teaching I-O psychology at the undergraduate level, master's level, or doctoral level, or some combination. Evidence of excellence in teaching would include a statement of teaching philosophy, student  ratings, awards 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), letters from supervisors or colleagues, and up to three letters of support from students.
  2. Demonstration of student accomplishments due to mentoring. Evidence for this would include projects completed by students, student publications or papers presented at professional meetings based on work done with the teacher, stimulation of student research, awards or grants received by students due to teacher's mentoring, students pursuing further graduate work, successful placement of students in jobs or graduate programs, careers or internships achieved by students, and other indications of student accomplishments due to the teacher's guidance. All student accomplishments will be highly valued, including those at the undergraduate, master's, or doctoral levels, or some combination.
  3. Demonstration of excellence in teaching-related professional activities. Evidence for this would include the publication of I-O psychology textbooks, publications of articles or book chapters on teaching, workshops on the teaching of psychology, active membership in teaching organizations (e.g., presentations, service activities), active engagement with SIOP’s Education and Training Committee or committees that promote student development, community presentations related to I-O psychology, and contributions to professional meetings or workshops relevant to teaching. 

 

Administrative Procedures

  1. At least five members of the SIOP Awards Subcommittee will review and evaluate the letters of nomination and all supporting materials and recommend an award winner(s) to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees may be recommended if their contributions are similarly distinguished.
  2. The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Subcommittee 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 Subcommittee and the Executive Board, the award may be withheld. 
     

Composition of the Subcommittee

  • All Subcommittee members must have 7+ years of experience teaching I-O psychology, or be previous winners of this award.
  • At least half of the Subcommittee members must have teaching experience 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: February 28, 2024

 

Wayne Cascio Scientist-Practitioner Award

In recognition of a SIOP member whose career exemplifies the scientist-practitioner model in I-O psychology.

 

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This award underscores a central principle of I-O psychology: science and practice are equally valued and are understood as intertwined, each making the other stronger. Thus, the recipient will have influenced both the practice and science of I-O psychology.

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 their scientist-practitioner career at the subsequent SIOP conference.

 

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 achievements of the nominee.
     
  4.  The letter of nomination, CV, and all supporting letters and materials must be submitted online by the nominator.
     
  5.  The Wayne Cascio Scientist-Practitioner Award is intended to recognize a lifetime of achievement.
     
  6.  Nominees are expected to not violate SIOP's values in their professional or personal behavior. It will be up to each award subcommittee to determine how much weight this guideline has on the overall decision.
     

Criteria for the Award

Each nominee will be evaluated on the impact they have had on both the practice and science of I-O psychology. Many categories of evidence and kinds of accomplishment are relevant in assessing impact:

  •   Introducing innovative approaches that span practice and science
  •   Providing evidence-based interventions, procedures, and/or metrics in organizations or for people (e.g., employees, applicants)
  •   Authoring influential material that appears in presentations, book chapters, journal articles, or other media outlets
  •   Training and mentoring scientist-practitioners
  •   Shaping the science and practice in one or more content areas 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 nominees may be selected in any year 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.

 

Updated 5 April 2023