The IEA/Tsinghua Award for Collaborative Human Factors and Ergonomics Education for Industrially Developing Countries (The IEA/Tsinghua Award)

 

Past recipients

2020

  • Vincent G. Duffy, Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factors/ Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
  • Jose Orlando Gomes, Associação Brasileira de Ergonomia

2019

  • D. Y. Sha, Ergonomics Society of Taiwan

Application for the IEA/Tsinghua Award

Purpose

The IEA/Tsinghua Award for Collaborative Human Factors and Ergonomics Education for Industrially Developing Countries is given annually to honor persons (e.g., researchers, teachers) who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the success of postgraduate educational programs that have human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) courses in the curriculum or contain substantial HF/E content in some courses, through international and/or inter-regional collaboration.

Basic Structure

  • Honor eligible nominees who have made outstanding contributions to the success of postgraduate educational programs.
  • Select up to two programs. Each program may be represented by up to two nominees.
  • Award winners a prize of $8,000 USD in total. The prize is shared by the winners.

Eligibility of Educational Program

  • The program is qualified for the education of graduate students;
  • The program is a result of international/inter-regional collaboration. See Item-1 of Eligibility of Person Representing the Educational Program (shown below) for the nature of international/inter-regional collaboration;
  • The program has HF/E courses in its curriculum or contains substantial HF/E contents in some courses;
  • The program is preferentially implemented at a university in non-high-income country. It may be implemented at a university in high-income country, but students should be mainly from non-high-income countries whose actual tuition burden is within low to medium range;
  • The program is formally selected by an IEA Federated or Affiliated Society.

Eligibility of Person Representing the Educational Program

  • The nominee can be anyone (e.g., scholar, researcher, industrial expert) who contributed to the success of the selected educational program through its development  or implementation. Typically, the contribution is made through a short-term visit to the university, an inter-professor collaboration, or just by personal invitation, but persons who are/were employed by the program cannot represent the program as nominees;
  • The nominee is a member of an IEA Federated or Affiliated Society;
  • The nominee formally represents the educational program selected by an IEA Federated or Affiliated society;
  • The nominee should not be an employee of the educational program selected by the IEA Federated or Affiliated society;
  • The nominee has not received the proposed award before.
Note: The IEA Award Committee may examine the eligibility and decline the application before detailed technical evaluation.

Nomination Process

  • The nomination should follow two stages: (1) The nominating educational program specifies nominees and applies to the IEA Federated or Affiliated Society in a country where the educational program is implemented, and (2) The society selects an educational program and nominates person(s) representing the selected program. Note, the society may select up to two programs. Also note, each program can be represented by up to two nominees.
  • Combine the following evidentiary documents into a single pdf file  and send the file to the Chair of Awards Standing Committee (PastPres@iea.cc), the Vice President and Secretary General (VPSG@iea.cc), and the Secretariat (secretariat@iea.cc) by June 30, each year.  
    • A letter of nomination from the nominating society that justifies the selection of the education program and the nomination of person(s) representing the educational program;
    • A letter of nomination from the educational program that ensures that the program is registered and justifies the contributions of each representing person;
    • Details of the selected educational program;
    • The nominee’s curriculum vitae or résumé. This document should include the nominee’s current mailing address and email address.
Note: The official language is English.