Call for Nominations: WFRN Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes extraordinary scholars who have made enduring contributions to the work-family community.

Nomination Deadline

Submit nomination to committee WFRN Executive Officer Stephen Sweet no later than January 15, 2020.


Recipients receive a framed award certificate.


WFRN members in the year the award will be made.

Nomination Procedures

Nominations are directed to  the Executive Officer.  Recipients are selected by the Executive Committee.

The nomination must contain the following elements:

  • A letter of nomination summarizing the nominee’s lifetime contributions to the work-family community.
  • The nominee’s vitae

Selection Procedure

Recipients will be selected in consideration of the following criteria:

  • Volume of contributions in consideration of discipline
  • Impact of contributions to the work-family community
  • Enduring commitment to the work-family community

Award Nomination and Selection Schedule

  • Executive Officer posts call for nominations and applications – June 1 non-conference year.
  • Executive Officer posts repeat calls for nominations and applications – Sept 1 and November 1 non-conference year.
  • Nominations and application deadline – January 15 conference year.
  • Executive Committee selects award recipient – March 15 conference year.
  • Executive Officer notifies recipient – April 15 conference year.
  • Award is presented in advance of presidential plenary – June conference year.