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Michael R. Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award

Award to a USA, Canada, or International HR Scholar for
Significant Contributions to Human Resource Research

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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Award of $50,000 to a USA, Canada, or International scholar with a significant body of work in the field of human resources. The purpose of this award is to recognize lifetime achievement in the field of human resources research. This award honors an individual for significant past and ongoing research contributions that influence the HR management field.

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GrantWatch ID#: 169769

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominations are encouraged for scholars with a significant body of published research in the field of HR 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)

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.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Please send your nominations by e-mail ( or via hard copy to arrive by the deadline date.

Self-nominations are not accepted. An individual may submit or co-sign the nomination of more than one candidate.

A complete nomination package must include a current detailed CV or resumé and a nomination letter of no more than two pages in length that includes:
- A summary of the nominee’s significant past and continuing contributions related to the HR field, including the highlights of the nominee’s theme or focal point of his or her research.
- A detailed narrative description of the reasons the individual is being nominated.
- A complete list of all publications and significant speaking engagements.
- A statement that highlights the nominee’s interaction with and effect upon HR practitioners.

The award is given at an annual SHRM event.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Please send nominations to You can also mail a hard-copy nomination to:
SHRM Foundation
Losey Excellence in Human Resource Research Award
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Elissa Soares, SHRM Foundation Administrator

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