Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award

This award recognizes the distinguished early career contributions of a psychologist to the science or practice of industrial and organizational psychology.

Sponsor: Division 14

Description

The Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award is given to an individual who has made distinguished contributions to the science and/or practice of I-O psychology within seven (7) years of receiving the PhD degree.

Nominees are considered for this award based on the following criteria: 

  • The general nature of the nominee’s contributions to science and/or practice.

  • The most important contributions to science and/or practice.

  • The impact of the nominee’s contribution on the science and/or practice of I-O psychology, including the impact that the work has had on the work of students and colleagues.

  • The status of the nominee as a scientist and/or practitioner vis-à-vis other prominent scientists and/or practitioners in the field of I-O psychology.

  • Although the number of publications is an important consideration, more important is the quality of the publications and their impact on the field 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 that relates to his or her contribution at the subsequent meeting of SIOP.

Eligibility

In order to be considered for the 2010 award, nominees must have defended their dissertation no earlier than 2003. Documentation should be provided that indicates that the nominee received his or her PhD degree no earlier than 2003.

The setting in which the nominee has made the contributions (i.e., academia, government, industry) is not relevant.

Nominations may be submitted by any member of SIOP, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, or by any person who is sponsored by a member of one of these organizations. Self-nominations are welcome.

Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.

Nominees who are nonrecipients of the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, Distinguished Professional Contributions Award, and Distinguished Service Contributions Award will be reconsidered annually for 2 years after their initial nomination.

How to Apply

Nominations should include:

  • A current vita of the nominee should accompany the letter of nomination. 

  • Materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee. 

  • Supporting letters may be included as part of the nomination packet. The number of supporting letters (not counting the nominating letter) for any given nomination should be between a minimum of three and a maximum of five.

Submit forms electronically.

Past Recipients
2014

Science

Brent Scott, PhD

Practice

Tracy M. Kantrowitz, PhD
Rich Cober, PhD

2013

Alexander Alonso, PhD (Practice Award)
Russell E. Johnson, PhD (Science Award)

2010

Riki Takeuchi

2009

Hui Liao

2008

Remus Illies

2007

Gilad Chen & Joyce Bono

2006

Filip Lievens

2005

Jason A. Colquitt

2004

Jeffrey LePine

2003

David Chan

2002

Michele J. Gelfand

2001

Daniel M. Cable & José Cortina

2000

Award not presented

1999

Richard DeShon

1998

Deniz S. Ones & Chockalingam Viswesvaran

1997

Stephen Gilliland

1996

Joseph Martocchio

1995

Timothy A. Judge

1994

Cheri Ostroff

1993

Raymond A. Noe

1992

John R. Hollenbeck