Awards are given annually by the IEHF and others at a ceremony during the IEHF’s Ergonomics & Human Factors conference.
Why do you give awards?
- To help promote ergonomics and human factors excellence in individuals and organisations.
- To provide a means of recognising and celebrating achievement in ergonomics and human factors.
- To showcase good practice for others to learn from and emulate.
What are the awards given for?
- Significant research or application of knowledge
- Do you know someone who has made significant and sustained contributions in one or more fields of ergonomics/human factors and has high levels of oral and written communications skills? See details of the Institute Lecture.
- Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to original fundamental, applied or methodological research, development and application of knowledge and scholarship in ergonomics/human factors? See details of the Sir Frederic Bartlett Award.
- Do you know any group, institution or organisation which has made significant contributions to research and development, and application of knowledge generally in ergonomics/human factors? See details for the President’s Medal.
- Do you know a Registered Member or Fellow of the IEHF who has made significant contributions to the application of ergonomics/human factors? See details of the Otto Edholm Award.
- Do you know an individual or group who has made outstanding and innovative contributions to ergonomics/human factors or to the IEHF? See details of the William Floyd Award.
- Do you know someone who has demonstrated excellence in ergonomics/human factors application through the design of a product, system or project in use? See details of the Ergonomics Design Award.
- Do you know a member of the ergonomics/human factors community who has made significant contributions to the discipline, profession and/or the Institute over a considerable period of time? See the details for Honorary Fellow.
- Outstanding student projects or essays
- Do you know a student who has completed an outstanding essay on ergonomics/human factors whilst on an IEHF-accredited course? See details of the Richard Clive Holman Memorial Prize.
- Do you know a student who has completed an outstanding undergraduate project in ergonomics/human factors? See details of the Hywel Murrell Award.
- Do you know a student who has completed an outstanding postgraduate project in ergonomics/human factors? See details of the Ulf Aberg Award.
- Best journal papers
- The Liberty Mutual Award is given to the authors of the best paper published in the journal ‘Ergonomics’, for the best contribution to the practice of ergonomics/human factors in health and safety.
- The Applied Ergonomics Award is given to the authors of the best paper published in the journal ‘Applied Ergonomics’, for the highest quality of content, presentation and impact.
- Outstanding service to the IEHF
- Do you know someone who has given long standing meritorious service to the IEHF? See details of the Paul Branton Award.
How are the nominations judged?
The nominations are judged by the IEHF’s Honours Committee which includes the IEHF Past President (who acts as Chair), President, General Treasurer, Chief Executive and Chairs of the IEHF committees. Student projects will also be judged by an independent assessor. The best journal papers will be judged by the Editors of the journals.
Where are the awards presented?
The awards are presented at the IEHF’s Ergonomics & Human Factors Conference, or at another major ergonomics/human factors event if this is not possible. The Institute will pay the cost of the Annual Dinner and accommodation at the Conference for that night for the winner and a partner.
When are the closing dates?
The closing dates for most awards are 31st October but check each award for any variations from this date.