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This SHRM Foundation award is named in honor of Michael R. Losey, who served the HR profession for more than 45 years, retired as president and CEO of SHRM in 2000, and is the author of Touching People's Lives: Leaders, Sorry or Joy (SHRM, 2017).
A single award of $50,000 is presented annually during SHRM's Volunteer Leader Business Meeting. The SHRM Foundation encourages nominations of academics with a significant body of work in the field of HR research.
The award recognizes significant past and ongoing contributions to HR research. To be eligible, the nominee must engage with the HR practitioner community, and provide a portfolio of work that reflects a variety of research outputs, including substantial or sole contributions to books, chapters in books, and articles in refereed journals such as:
How to Apply
A complete nomination package must include a current detailed CV or resume and a nomination letter of no more than two pages in length that includes:
Click on each name to learn more. Each profile includes information on the accomplishments of the recipient and will provide a benchmark of achievement that the selection committee considers during its deliberations.
2019 - Denise Rousseau, Ph.D.2018 - Barry Gerhart, Ph.D.
2017 - Herman Aguinis, Ph.D.
2016 - Paul Sparrow, Ph.D.
2015 - Susan E. Jackson, Ph.D.
2014 - Patrick Wright, Ph.D.
2013 - John Boudreau, Ph.D.
2012 - Eduardo Salas, Ph.D.
2011 - Sara Rynes Ph.D.
2010 - Wayne F. Cascio, Ph.D.
2009 - Benjamin Schneider, Ph.D.
2008 - Herbert G. Heneman III, Ph.D.
2007 - Michael Beer, Ph.D.
2006 - Gary Latham, Ph.D.
2005 - Frank Schmidt, Ph.D.
2004 - Lee Dyer, Ph.D.
2003* - No award presented.
2002 - Edward E. Lawler, III, Ph.D.
* The Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award was suspended in 2003. Consequently, no winner was chosen.
Susan R. Meisinger was the President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM from March 2002 until her retirement in July 2008. Sue Meisinger has a passion for HR and strongly believes HR professionals must prepare for an HR career by not only gaining experience but also by pursuing a solid, meaningful and stringent education in the field of human resources.
Prospective or current master's students who are interested in contributing to the HR management field are encouraged to apply for the Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship. The Meisinger Fellowship is for those who want to continue their commitment to the profession by earning a graduate degree in HR.
An award of $10,000 is presented annually during SHRM's Volunteer Leader Business Meeting and is renewable for a second year up to $20,000 total.
*Transcripts must be in English. The SHRM Foundation may request an applicant with an international transcript to provide a transcript evaluation (at the applicant's expense), from World Education Services or another reputable service, prior to reviewing an application.
How to Apply
Online application including:
* Transcripts must be in English. The SHRM Foundation may request an applicant with an international transcript to provide a transcript evaluation (at the applicant's expense), from World Education Services or another reputable service, prior to reviewing an application.
** Letters of reference will be submitted online and can be addressed to the 'SHRM Foundation Review Committee' and should provide insight into applicant's character, career and/or volunteer accomplishments, work ethic, values and need for the scholarship. Letters may be written by work or volunteer colleagues, coaches, professors, etc. but should not come from family members. Applicants must request all recommendation letters through our scholarship application system. SHRM Foundation cannot accept recommendation letters directly from applicants.
If you are selected to receive an Exploration in Human Resource Scholarship, you will be required to provide proof of enrollment and college/university payment instructions (including institutional tax ID). The SHRM Foundation will issue a check not to exceed $1,200 directly to the institution for payment of tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at the educational institution, or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses at the educational institution. You will also receive a complimentary SHRM Student Membership to further learn and explore the field of human resources.
Each scholarship is a one-time award, previous Exploration in Human Resource Scholarship recipients are NOT eligible to re-apply. However, past recipients are eligible to apply to for Undergraduate Scholarships or Graduate Scholarships if meeting minimum eligibility requirements. Full-time, part-time, online and distance learning programs are acceptable. Scholarships are for college-degree programs only and may not be used to attend professional development seminars.
If selected to receive the Student Member Award, your next annual membership fee will be paid by the SHRM Foundation.
Previous Student Member Award recipients are NOT eligible to re-apply.
** Letters of reference will be submitted online and can be addressed to the 'SHRM Foundation Review Committee' and should provide insight into the relationship between the mentor and mentee, including length of time, projects of collaboration, changes in skills and behaviors or examples of success. Letters may be written by work or volunteer colleagues, coaches, professors, friends or family members who can truly speak to the successful relationship dynamic. Applicants must request all recommendation letters through our scholarship application system. SHRM Foundation cannot accept recommendation letters directly from applicants.
Award (for both Mentor and Mentee)
*Pre-conference sessions, seminars and guest registration not included.
**Housing will be provided at a hotel of SHRM's choice.
*** SHRM Foundation will reimburse recipients for all travel- related expenses up to $500 following submission of itemized receipts
If you are selected to receive the Mentor the Year Award, a member of the SHRM Foundation team will work with the two recipients (mentor and mentee) on annual conference registrations and hotel bookings. Recipients are responsible for scheduling travel plans and submitting all itemized travel related invoices/receipts not to exceed $500.00 (i.e., flight, gas, tolls, taxi/uber, etc.).
Previous Mentor/Mentee award recipients are NOT eligible to re-apply for a minimum of five years.
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