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This award honors lifetime achievement in human resource research. It recognizes an individual for significant past and ongoing contributions to the HR management field.
A single award of $50,000 is presented annually. The SHRM Foundation encourages nominations of scholars with a significant body of work in the field of HR.
Make a Nomination
Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations for the 2020 award may be submitted to LoseyAward@shrm.org through July 15, 2020.
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 should have an extensive body of published research in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals, such as:
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.
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.
Past Michael R. Losey Award WinnersClick on each name to learn more.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.
How to Apply
*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.
About Susan R. Meisinger
Susan R. Meisinger was the president and chief executive officer of SHRM from March 2002 until her retirement in July 2008, when this fellowship was created in her honor. 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. During her six-year term as president and CEO, she led SHRM and its affiliates to new heights—SHRM's membership increased by 29 percent, from 175,000 to 225,000 professionals.
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.
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