Latest update: 2013-01-24
Awards of the International Ergonomics Association
The deadline for all nominations (unless indicated otherwise) is May 1 of the current year.
IEA Fellow Award
The IEA Fellow Award is given to recognize extraordinary or sustained, superior accomplishments of an individual. To be considered for a fellowship two eligibility criteria must be satisfied. In addition, the candidate's distinction as an ergonomics professional must be demonstrated.
Nominations due May 1, 2013
Except for the IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal and the IEA Fellow awards, which are presented annually, the IEA awards are presented during the IEA Triennial Congress.
Recipients for the first four awards listed below are selected by the Awards Committee based upon nominations from federated societies. The IEA President's Award is selected by the IEA President who may receive nominations from the Council and Executive Committee. The winner of the K.U. Smith Student Award is selected by the Student Awards Committee.
The following awards are given on a triennial basis in conjunction with the IEA Congress. Details and applications will be available in the year prior to the Congress.
IEA Triennial Distinguished Service Award
The IEA Distinguished Service Award is presented to individuals for outstanding contributions to the promotion, development and advancement of the IEA.
IEA Triennial Outstanding Educators Award
The IEA Outstanding Educators Award is presented to persons in recognition of outstanding contributions in the area of ergonomics education for having:
- Developed ergonomics education programs
- Produced new methodology and/or materials for teaching ergonomics
- Graduated persons who have become outstanding ergonomists.
IEA Triennial Award for Promotion of Ergonomics in Industrially Developing Countries
The IEA Award for Promotion of Ergonomics in Industrially Developing Countries is given to a person(s) who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the Development of Infrastructure of Ergonomics in an industrially developing country. This may be manifested through development of teaching/training programs, implementation of ergonomics design in industry, development of R&D programs, organization of ergonomics professionals, and extensive collaboration with international bodies such as United Nations.
IEA Triennial Ergonomics Development Award
The IEA Ergonomics Development Award is
presented to persons who have had an international impact on ergonomics in
terms of making a contribution or development which:
- Significantly advances the state of the art of existing ergonomics sub-speciality
- Opens up a new area of ergonomics research and/or application.
IEA Triennial President's Award
The IEA President's Award is presented to persons who have made outstanding contributions to ergonomics or the furthering of ergonomics, and whose contribution does not clearly fall into one of the other award categories. Persons qualifying for this award do not necessarily have to be ergonomists. Nominations may come form the IEA Council or the IEA Executive Committee. Final approval of this award rests with the IEA President.
The Triennial K.U. Smith Student Paper Award
The IEA K.U. Smith Student Award was launched in 1997 through an agreement with the St. Paul Foundation, which provides overall management of the Fund. The award provides a tangible means by which the IEA can encourage the development of the discipline, foster scholarship and recognize worthy achievements. The purpose of the award is to honor a deserving student responsible for an application of or contribution to ergonomics.
The award consists of a cash amount of US $3,000. Any student enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, technical or vocational school) is eligible to apply for the award. All areas of ergonomics are eligible for consideration. Examples of applicable projects include an applied ergonomics project, a human performance study or analysis, a design project or product, a research project undertaken in the laboratory or field, or a theoretical/conceptual contribution to ergonomics. This study endeavor should be documented in a paper submitted to the IEA Congress. Learn more now .