Below you can find information on the various WFRN awards and positions that will be open for nominations.

WFRN Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes extraordinary scholars who have made enduring contributions to the work-family community. The award is selected by the Executive Board of the WFRN. Nomination details can be found at this link: http://wfrn.org/lifetime-achievement-award/.

The Kathleen Christensen Dissertation Award

This award recognizes a recent graduate of a doctoral program who has already made a significant contribution to the work and family knowledge base. The Kathleen Christensen Dissertation Award has been created to encourage doctoral candidates and early career scholars to reach for/achieve high and rigorous standards of research relevant to the work and family area of study. It provides financial support to help a promising work-family scholar to initiate post-dissertation research. This award is co-sponsored and co-selected by the Work and Family Researchers Network and the Society for Human Resource Management. This award is made possible by generous support from the Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Families and Work Institute, the SHRM Foundation, SHRM’s National Study of the Changing Workforce, and the Work and Family Researchers Network members. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2022. Nomination details can be found at this link: http://wfrn.org/christensen-award/.

The Ellen Galinsky Generative Researcher Award

This award recognizes a work-family researcher or research team who have/has contributed break-through thinking to the work-family field via theory, measures, and/or data sets that led to expansive application, innovation, and diffusion, including the sharing of research opportunity in the spirit of open science. Nomination details can be found at this link: http://wfrn.org/ellen-galinsky-generative-researcher-award/.

WFRN Officers

In 2022 the WFRN will appoint two new members to its Executive Board. Any 30 or more members of the WFRN may submit nominations for any of the offices to be filled to the Executive Officer by October 15, 2021 for inclusion on the ballot. These nominations would be included on the ballot in addition to the candidates identified by the Nominations Committee. Nominations can be sent to the Stephen Sweet at wfrnet@gmail.com.