The IEA/Kingfar Award for Student Research in Human Factors and Ergonomics Issues in Industrially Developing Countries (The IEA/Kingfar Award)
- Qing-Xing Qu, Chinese Ergonomics Society
- Guillermina Andrea Peñaloza, Associação Brasileira de Ergonomia
- Natália Ransolin, Associação Brasileira de Ergonomia
- Viviana Maura dos Santos, Associação Brasileira de Ergonomia
- Vibha Bhatia, Indian Society of Ergonomics
- Elaine Aives de Carvalho, Associação Brasileira de Ergonomia
- Abdulazeez Uba Muhammad, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia
- Carlos Viviani Gonzalez, Chilean Ergonomics Society
- Gilbert J. Huber, Associação Brasileira de Ergonomia
- Liuxing Tsao, Chinese Ergonomics Society
- Mengli Yu, Chinese Ergonomics Society
- Rodrigo Arcuri Marques Pereira, Associação Brasileira de Ergonomia
Application for the IEA/Kingfar Award
The IEA/Kingfar Award is given annually to honor persons who have made high-quality human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) research achievements that address issues typical of industrially developing countries (IDCs). The purpose of the award is to encourage a deserving person to further explore original researches and applications on HF/E issues typical of IDC, thereby potentially improving the well-being of people in IDCs.
- Honor eligible nominees who have made high-quality Ergonomics and Human factors (HF/E) research achievements that address issues typical of industrially developing countries (IDCs). Nominees can be from any countries including both IDCs and developed countries.
- Honor up to eight winners each year.
- Award each winner a prize of $1,000 USD.
- The submitted research achievement should address HF/E issues typical of IDCs, which is proved by submitted evidentiary documents. All areas of HF/E are acceptable.
- The submitted research achievement should have been accomplished by the nominated student prior to graduation.
- The nominee is a registered PhD student or a PhD candidate. Newly graduated ex-students who have been awarded a PhD within the past year are acceptable.
- The nominee has to have made a major contribution to the submitted research achievement, preferably the first or corresponding author of evidentiary technical document(s) – See Nomination Process shown below.
- The nominee is a member of an IEA federated or affiliated society, or a self-recommending individual whom an IEA federated or affiliated society agrees to nominate. It is suggested that the federated or affiliated society promote ways to associate students to enable applications.
- The nomination must be made to IEA through an IEA federated or affiliated society.
- The following evidentiary documents should be combined into a single pdf file, and sent to the Chair of the Awards Standing Committee (PastPres@iea.cc), the Vice President, Secretary General (VPSG@iea.cc), and the Secretariat (email@example.com) by June 30, each year.
- A letter of nomination from the nominating society that justifies the quality of the nominee’s research. Relevance to HF/E issues in IDCs should be clearly stated in a specific paragraph. The quality of submitted research achievement should be clearly mentioned;
- Full copy of journal/conference paper(s), and/or design(s) with explanations, and/or project report(s);
- The nominee’s curriculum vitae or résumé, which must include references of background and/or present training in the HF/E domain. The nominee’s current mailing and email address should be included.
- A scanned copy of the nominee’s ID (for current studying condition) or graduation certificate (for newly graduated);
- A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s academic adviser using the institution’s letterhead, which justifies the HF/E contribution, certifies the nominee’s contribution, and describes the nominees’s status at the time of submitting the nomination. The letter may encompass other features judged relevant to the decision of nomination.
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