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Honoring Individual Differences


by SIOP Administrative Office


Dunnette Prize Now Accepting Nominations!

The SIOP Foundation is happy to announce that they are now accepting applications for the inaugural Dunnette Prize.

Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2014. Read the submissions guidelines here and start your application today!

The Dunnette Prize, named in honor of Dr. Marvin D. Dunnette, is given to honor living individuals whose work has significantly expanded knowledge of the causal significance of individual differences through advanced research, development, and/or application. Nominees will be judged in terms of their overall contribution to understanding the role played by individual differences in predicting, explaining, or facilitating human behavior and performance.

http://www.siop.org/userfiles/image/Dunnette_Portrait.jpgProfessor Dunnette devoted virtually his entire academic and professional life to the assessment, prediction, and explanation of individual differences in human behavior and performance.  There are certainly many important interventions that influence behavior and performance, but their interactions with individual differences are equally important.  The Dunnette Prize was established to recognize individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to understanding (assessing, predicting, and explaining) human behavior and performance by explicating the role played by individual differences.  Such contributions can be in the form of basic research, applied research, or applications in practice.  Professor Dunnette did not see them as distinct entities – each informs the others.

The Dunnette prize carries a cash award of $50,000, to be presented at the SIOP Annual Conference.  In addition, recipient(s) are expected to give an invited address about the Prize winning contributions at the SIOP conference at which the award is received.

Given every 3-5 years, depending on the size of the endowment, this substantial prize will first be given when the endowment reaches a level that permits a $50,000 cash award to be made and an honoree who meets the criteria has been identified. To donate to the Dunnette Prize fund, please download a donation form here.