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|Early Career Scholar Award|
The Early Career Scholar Award is awarded to an outstanding HRD scholar in the early stages of his/her career who has made identifiable and significant contributions in scholarly research to the field of HRD.
Any current member of the Academy of Human Resource Development who is in the early stages of his or her career in human resource development, i.e., seven years or less after being granted his or her highest earned academic degree, is eligible to receive this award. The setting in which the nominee has made the scholarly contributions can include academia, government, nonprofit, or business/industry.
Chair: Holly Hutchins
Submission Due Date: Wednesday, November 1 at 5:00pm Eastern time. There will be no extensions on the submission deadline this year.
Award Decisions to the Office: All awards winners are due back to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday – January 8, 2018 at 5:00pm Eastern time.
Significance of Work – 40% weighting
Significant scholarly contributions can take the form of conceptual, theoretical, or empirical developments that have had or have shown the potential to have substantial influence on HRD knowledge and practice. You may wish to include bibliometric data here from sources such as Google Scholar, SSCI citations etc. to support your application – but this is not essential. Applications should therefore strive to address the following questions:
Productivity – 25% weighting
Productivity includes not only the number of scholarly contributions (e.g., publications) but also the quality of those contributions. Applications should therefore strive to address the following questions:
Innovativeness – 25% weighting
The innovativeness of scholarly contributions is often critical for advancing the science and practice of the HRD profession. Therefore, applications should endeavor to address the following questions:
Service – 10% weighting
Candidates are expected to contribute to the development of a scholarly research culture within the AHRD through taking on research leadership roles and participating in journal and conference related activities. Applicants should strive to address the following questions:
Within this category, you may wish to include Masters and PhD dissertation supervision and advising – although the committee is mindful that not all applicants will have the opportunity to participate in such activities and recognises that not all universities and faculties have established Masters and/or doctoral programs.
Additional Eligibility Criteria: Candidates are eligible to apply for this award on three occasions only.
Only members of the Academy can submit nominations. Self-nominations are welcome. Applications must be received on or before November 3 of the year preceding the presentation of the award. The Early Career Scholar Award Committee will not accept any application that is incomplete. To be complete, applications must include:
The 2017 award winner will be announced at the 2018 Conference in the Americas.
No award was given in 2016.