SHRM Foundation Awards

The SHRM Foundation presents awards annually to exceptional HR professionals, students, academics and researchers.

Advisor of the Year

The SHRM Foundation is once again sponsoring the annual Advisor of the Year Award to be presented to a distinguished student chapter advisor in 2017. The award will recognize the outstanding service and leadership provided to student chapters by SHRM advisors. 

The winning advisor will receive:

  • A commemorative plaque
  • $1,000 cash award
  • Complimentary registration to the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
  • Travel funding up to $1,000 to attend the 2017 SHRM Annual Conference
The award will be presented during the Society's Annual Conference, June 18-21 in New Orleans, LA.

Members of the Foundation Board and College Relations Volunteers will judge award entries. Factors to be considered include:

  • Length of service to the student chapter.
  • Advisor's contribution to the development of student leaders.
  • Innovative programs or projects conducted by the chapter.
  • Obstacles overcome (e.g. officers all graduating, no HR major, etc.)
  • Involvement with other SHRM local and/or national activities.
  • Number of chapter members sitting for the Assurance of Learning Assessment.
  • Number of chapter members who are national SHRM members.
  • Consistency of chapter quality from year-to-year.
Nominating an Advisor

Nominations for the award will be accepted from any student chapter officers, members, former members, other faculty, or SHRM professional members. Self-nominations will also be accepted.

Nominate an advisor using our 2017 online application. Applications will be accepted online only. Application deadline is March 15, 2017.

For further assistance, please contact:

Elissa Soares
SHRM Foundation Administrator 
(800) 283-7476 x6020
elissa.soares@shrm.org

Dissertation Grants

SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grants are awarded to four promising researchers in the field of human resource management at the dissertation stage of their doctoral education. This annual competition is funded by the SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the HR Division of the Academy of Management and is intended to support the dissertation research of doctoral candidates.

Winners of these grants receive a plaque, $5,000 gift from the SHRM Foundation and are honored at the Academy of Management's annual meeting.

Applicants for this award must be members of the Academy of Management. To learn more or apply please visit the SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grants page on the HR Division pages of the Academy of Management.

HRM Impact Award

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) share a deep commitment to promoting human resource management practices that contribute to the success of today’s global work organizations, making them better places in which to work. Both societies also share a belief that the way to improve practice is to publicize the best available evidence regarding the usefulness and impact of successfully implemented innovative HRM initiatives.The HRM Impact Award was designed with this in mind.

Annually, SIOP and SHRM will seek applications for the HRM Impact Award. Organizations are invited to submit their most effective evidence-based HR practice or initiative for recognition. Benefits to organizations receiving this award include:

  • Being a recognized leader in the critically important area of evidence-based HR practice
  • Retaining top HR talent who support and value evidence-based HR practice
  • Attracting top HR talent who want to work for an organization who is a recognized leader in the area of evidence-based HR practice
In addition, the winner of the HRM Impact Award will receive a plaque presented at SHRM and SIOP events and be recognized in various media outlets highlighting the award and the innovative HRM practice or initiative.​

Susan R. Meisinger Graduate Fellowship

The Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR is a premier source of funding for first-time master's degree students in Human Resources. The award honors former SHRM President & CEO, Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR.

The fellowship is designed to support master’s degree students who are either members of SHRM or certified HR professionals. Sponsored jointly by SHRM and the SHRM Foundation, the fellowship supports those who want to leverage significant past contributions to the HR management field and who plan to continue contributing to the profession by earning a master’s degree in HR.

One winner is selected annually to receive a fellowship of up to $10,000. Additional fellowships may be awarded, depending on funding available, quantity and quality of applicants, and the discretion of SHRM. Each fellowship is renewable for one additional year for a total of two years of graduate study and up to $20,000 total for the fellowship. Doctoral students, including DBAs and Ph.D.s, are not eligible for this award.

How to Apply

Download and complete the application form, compile all required materials, then mail your completed application package to: 

Meisinger Fellowship
SHRM Foundation Administrator
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 535-6020

All required materials must be submitted together in one package. Applications will not be returned. Completed applications must be received by Monday, August 15, 2016. All applicants will be notified of results via mail by the first week of October.

The SHRM Foundation does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin or citizenship in the administration of its grant and scholarship programs.

Employees or national board members of SHRM or the SHRM Foundation and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply for SHRM Foundation grants, awards or scholarships.

Michael R. Losey Excellence in HR Research Award

This award honors lifetime achievement in human resource research. It recognizes an individual for significant past and ongoing research contributions that impact the HR management field.

A single award of $50,000 is presented annually to further the field of human resource management. Nominations are encouraged for scholars with a significant body of work in the field of HR. 

Losey Award Flyer 2016_FNL_r1.pdf

Who is Eligible

This prestigious award recognizes significant contributions to the HR field through empirical research and its application to practice. To be eligible, a nominee must possess a broad and deep track record of contributions to the HR discipline through research, as well as interactions with the practitioner community. Examples include: speaking and consulting engagements, authoring books, book chapters or journal articles that have affected how HR is practiced.

The winning nominee will also have an extensive body of published research in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals such as:

  • Human Resource Management (HRMJ)
  • Journal of Management (JOM)
  • Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP)
  • Academy of Management Journal (AMJ)
  • Personnel Psychology (PP)

How to Make a Nomination

Please download and review the Losey Award Flier for detailed information on submitting a nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations for the 2016 award may be submitted through July 15, 2016.

Questions? Write to: elissa.soares@shrm.org.

The SHRM Foundation does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin or citizenship in the administration of its grant and scholarship programs.

Employees, members of SHRM volunteer panels, national board members of SHRM, HR Institute or the SHRM Foundation and members of their immediate family are not eligible to apply for SHRM Foundation grants, awards or scholarships.