Please take a moment to nominate a deserving member of our division for one of the following career awards!
Please complete this form to nominate someone for one of these prestigious awards. Nominations are due by Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59pm ET and no late nominations will be accepted.
OB Division Executive Committee
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Call for the 2022 OB Division Lifetime Achievement Award
The OB Division Lifetime Achievement Award, established in 2005, recognizes senior scholars who have made exceptional contributions to our discipline throughout their careers. To be eligible for the award, an individual must have completed his or her PhD (or finished his or her training/education) at least twenty years ago. Second, the individual must be a truly outstanding scholar. He or she will have published in the very best journals, and conducted research that has had a significant impact on the field. Third, recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award have contributed not only through their scholarship, but through service to the field. For example, they may have served as editors of leading journals, held leadership positions with the Division or the Academy, and/or been exceptional teachers and mentors for doctoral students. Nominations are accepted from all OB Division members.
Past award winners:
Call for the 2022 OB Division Cummings Early to Mid-Career Scholarly Achievement Award
Sponsored by an OB Division endowment in the name of Larry Cummings, the Organizational Behavior Division recognizes the significant scholarly achievement during the early- to mid-career stage with the OB Division Cummings Early to Mid-Career Scholarly Achievement Award. This award, created in honor of the late Professor Larry Cummings, recognizes the scholarly achievement of an early- to mid-career scholar. The award winner will be announced at the division's annual meeting at the Academy of Management conference. To be eligible for this award, one must be a member of the OB division and must have received his or her PhD no more than 12 years ago. Nominations are accepted from all OB Division members.
Nominations should include the following materials:
Call for the 2022 OB Division Mentorship Award
The OB Division Mentorship Award recognizes a scholar who has excelled at mentoring others in achieving their career objectives through moral, social, and intellectual support. We define each of these criteria in more detail below:
Any member of the OB Division is eligible for this award. This award is not meant to recognize research productivity, advocacy activities in the field, or personal longevity in the field but rather to recognize a scholar who has an impactful effect on other scholars through their outstanding mentorship. To be eligible, the person needs three mentees who are willing to write a letter of nomination on behalf of their mentor. Based on the letters or recommendation received, a young and upcoming artist, being mentored by a more senior artist, will develop a personalized piece of art representing the award winner as a mentor. To nominate an individual for the 2023 Mentorship Award, a nomination packet must include:
Call for the 2022 OB Division Award for Societal Impact
Scholarly work with societal impact is both scientifically credible and useful to society; it produces societally beneficial knowledge that aims to make the world a better place. This work will often address, but is not limited to, the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, for example: health and well-being, income and social inequality, and the preservation of the environment. In order to both recognize and incentivize such work in organizational behavior, the OB Division is inviting nominations for the OB Division Award for Societal Impact.
This award recognizes a body of work, rather than a single conference submission or published article, given that scholarship addressing grand societal problems is often incredibly challenging, unfolding over many years of persistence. It may be published in traditional research outlets; however, it can also be evidenced in monographs, policy papers, books, curriculum, or interventions that may not receive recognition in other forums. Yet, through its application of organizational behavior scholarship, it has the potential to change the world.
To be eligible for this award, the scholar's work must:
An Award Committee comprised of organizational behavior scholars and practitioners will assess the nominations using these criteria and recommend a winner to be announced at the 2023 OB Division Award Ceremony at the Academy of Management Annual Conference.