The IEA/Kingfar Award for Student Research in Human Factors and Ergonomics Issues in Industrially Developing Countries is given annually to honor persons who have made high-quality human factors and ergonomics (HFE) research achievements that address HFE issues typical of industrially developing countries (IDCs). The purpose of the award is to honor a deserving student and allow them to focus their research on HFE issues typical of IDCs and thereby potentially improve the well-being of people in industrially developing countries. Up to eight award winners may be selected each year. Each winner will be given a prize of 1,000 USD.

All areas of ergonomics are eligible for consideration. Examples of submitted proof of research achievements include high-quality journal or conference papers, high-impact HFE designs, or project reports. The following criteria will apply for nomination:

  1. The nominee is a registered PhD student/candidate. The nominee may also be a PhD who has been awarded the degree within the past year.
  2. The nominee is a member of an IEA federated/affiliated society, or a self-recommending individual whom the IEA federated/affiliated society agrees to nominate.
  3. The submitted research achievement should be made prior to graduation and should address HFE issues typical of IDCs.
  4. The nomination is made to IEA through an IEA federated/affiliated society.

Please combine the following evidentiary items into a single pdf file and send it to the Chair of Awards Standing Committee (at PastPres@iea.cc) and Vice President and Secretary General (VPSG@iea.cc) by May 31, each year. Note, for 2019, the submittal should be due by October 31. The application must be submitted through an IEA federated/affiliated society.

  1. A nomination letter from the nominating society that justifies the quality of the nominee’s research. Relevance to IDC HFE issues should be included.
  2. Full copy of journal/conference paper(s), and/or design(s) with explanations, and/or project report(s). The student should be either the first author or a corresponding author.
  3. The nominee’s curriculum vitae or résumé.
  4. Scan copy of the student ID or graduation certificate.
  5. A recommendation letter from the student’s academic adviser on institutional letterhead, justifying the HFE contribution, certifying the contribution of the student, and describing the status of the student when submitting the nomination.

The IEA/Tsinghua Award for Collaborative Human Factors and Ergonomics Education for Industrially Developing Countries is given annually to honor persons who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the success of postgraduate educational programs through international/inter-regional collaboration with the corresponding program. Up to four individuals nominated from up to 2 nominating educational programs may be selected. The winners altogether will share 8,000 USD

The educational program should have a human factors and ergonomics (HFE) course in its curriculum or substantial HFE content in its courses. The educational program should be either from a non-high income country university or from a program in a high-income country whose students have been mainly from non-high income countries with low to medium actual tuition burden (for example, those that offer financial support). The following criteria will apply for nomination:

  1. The nominee should be a member of an IEA federated/affiliated society.
  2. The nominee should be nominated by a related educational program through an IEA federated/affiliated
  3. The recipient should not be an employee of the corresponding educational programs, although a visiting scholar is eligible.
  4. The nominating educational program should have human factors and ergonomics courses in its curriculum or contain substantial human factors and ergonomics contents in some courses.
  5. The nominating program should be either from a university in a low-income or middle-income country, or from a university in a high-income country with students mainly from low-income and middle-income countries with a low to medium tuition burden (for example, with financial support available). This award does not consider nominees from high-tuition education programs.
  6. The nominee has not won the proposed award before.
  7. The nomination is made to IEA through an IEA federated/affiliated society.

Please combine the following evidentiary items into a single pdf file and send it to the Chair of Award Standing Committee (at PastPres@iea.cc) and Vice President and Secretary General (VPSG@iea.cc) by May 31 each year. Note, for 2019, the submittal should be due by October 31. The application must be submitted through IEA federated/affiliated society.

  1. A nomination letter from the nominating society that details the achievements and qualifications of the nominating education program.
  2. A nomination letter from the education program that details the contributions of the nominee that qualify him or her to receive the award.
  3. The nominee’s curriculum vitae or résumé.