Judith Clair (center) and Katina Sawyer (right) accepting the 2022 Award for Outstanding Published Article in
POS from Julia Lee Cunningham (left).

2022 Award for Outstanding Published Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS)

The Award for Outstanding Published Article in Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS) was established in 2008 to recognize outstanding scholarship in POS and to encourage research in this growing field. The award is given biennially in conjunction with the Center for Positive Organization’s POS Research Conference, where the recipient(s) are invited to present their award-winning research.

The 2022 POS Research Conference was held June 23-24 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Click here for more details about the Conference.

Call for Nominations


Nominations open: October 15, 2021
Nominations close: January 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominations are invited for research articles either:
    • Published between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021
    • Accepted for publication without contingencies, with a letter from editor dated between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021
  • The main subject of the article must address key issues or themes in POS, but it may be based on any discipline, such as psychology, sociology, organization studies, or others.
  • The article must be empirical in orientation, rather than solely theoretical or a review of the literature. Any research method is acceptable.
  • You may self-nominate your own article or nominate an article written by others.

Award Details

  • The winning author(s) are expected to present their research at the 2022 POS Research Conference held in Ann Arbor, MI from June 23-24, 2022.
  • The award includes a travel/accommodation reimbursement of up to $1,000 per author for the first three co-authors.
  • Conference registration fees will be waived for the first three co-authors.

To participate in the 2022 award, click here to complete a simple nomination form and upload a PDF or Word document of the article (written in English) on or before January 16, 2022 (11:59 p.m. ET). The file name should match this format: “Author1LastName_Title Paper.”

Article Review

Nominated articles will be evaluated by faculty members of the Center for Positive Organizations; their decision will be final. The award criteria include originality, contribution to the field of Positive Organizational Scholarship, quality of empirical data and analysis, and potential to inspire additional POS research. The committee may arrive at the conclusion that none of the submitted articles merits the award. The 2022 Award Committee Chair is Wayne Baker.

More Information

Click here for more information about the 2022 POS Research Conference or email cpo-research-award@umich.edu for questions about the 2022 Award for Outstanding Published Article in POS.

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