The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) is now accepting submissions for the AHRD Excellence in Scholarly Practice Award.

This award is granted to recognize excellence in applying scholarly HRD theory and research to practice in a manner that brings measurable improvement to an organization and/or has the potential to advance the field of HRD.  The award recognizes HRD projects or interventions that exceed a total of 50 people days of work effort, and that have been completed within the last two calendar years or are still underway.

Submissions must come from named individuals (i.e. not a whole organization). A submission can name one or more people, but each must have had a substantial contribution to the project or intervention. Organizations described in the submission must be named (i.e. cannot be anonymous). However, those submitting control how much organizational information is shared outside of the review process by drafting an abstract that AHRD uses on its website if the submission is selected as an "Award Winner".

Award Winners are recognized at the AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas, February 14-16, 2012, in Arlington Virginia, receive a plaque, and are listed on the AHRD website together with an abstract of their submission.

The deadline to submit is October 20, 2012. For more details, visit the AHRD website.