Human Factors Prize

The prize, which will be presented for the first time in 2011, recognizes excellence in human factors/ergonomics research.

Deadline: June 1, 2011

Sponsor: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is proud to announce the establishment of the Human Factors Prize. Editor-in-Chief William S. Marras invites authors to join the competition and submit their best research on this year's chosen topic: health care ergonomics.

The prize carries a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the Society's flagship journal, Human Factors. The award will be formally conferred at a special session at the HFES Annual Meeting, where the recipient will present his or her work. 

"We are looking forward to attracting important and notable contributions to the science through this mechanism," says Marras, PhD. Nancy J. Cooke, PhD, Human Factors Prize Board of Referees Chair and past Human Factors Editor, adds, "I am excited to be involved in the Human Factors Prize and look forward to showcasing some of the best applied science of our field."

2011 Topic

Health care ergonomics is broadly defined to include research at the intersection of health care and human factors/ergonomics. Suitable sample topics include HF/E aspects of home health care, the ergonomics of laparoscopic equipment and procedures, patient care coordination, the usability of electronic health records and informatics, macroergonomics of health care facilities, and use of simulation for health care training. 


Any researcher is eligible to submit relevant work; membership in HFES is not required. Manuscripts must cover original (unpublished) research in the area of health care ergonomics and comply with the requirements in the Human Factors Instructions for Authors. Review articles and brief reports are not eligible.
How to Apply
The winner and runners up will be announced on August 15, 2011, and the award presentation will take place at the HFES 55th Annual Meeting, held September 19-23, 2011 at the Red Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more details about eligibility, submission, and the evaluation process, visit the Human Factors Prize Web page.