Liberty Mutual Medal ceremony at IEA 2018 in Florence, Italy
Greetings from IEA! On behalf of Yushi Fujita, Past President of IEA and chair of the Awards Standing Committee, we are writing to remind you that each year, IEA chooses new Fellows and selects the recipient(s) of the IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal.
The deadline for Federated Societies to nominate new Fellows is April 30. Applications for the IEA Liberty Mutual are due on May 31. Additional information can be found at:
Here is the information for the Liberty Mutual Medal, which includes a prize of $10,000 USD. This information also appears at:
Through this prestigious medal, the IEA seeks to recognize outstanding original research leading to the reduction or mitigation of work-related injuries. The main criteria include significant advancement of theory and understanding, innovation and development of new directions or approaches. The award recipient will receive a monetary award of $10,000. The monetary award is inclusive of funding for recipients to present their research in a special IEA/Liberty Mutual Lecture at the next IEA Triennial Congress.
Applicants need not belong to the IEA or any of its constituent groups. Relevant disciplines include ergonomics, epidemiology, biomechanics, cognitive and behavioural psychology, design, physiology, medical sciences, economics, engineering, etc.
To be considered for the Liberty Mutual Medal, the applicant must submit a letter of application and a research paper in the domain of accident prevention, injury reduction and/or early return to work, including rehabilitation. The paper must:
- be scholarly in nature such as an original paper describing laboratory, field, or intervention research (see FAQ for further elaboration)
- contain non-proprietary data
- be unpublished at the time of submission or have been published within the previous calendar year
- be thirty pages or less, single-spaced using 12 point font with 1 inch margins
The paper should address the following topics:
- contributions of the research to theory, i.e., how the work advances the understanding of the causes of accidents and/or ability to mitigate occupational injuries or disability
- aims of research
- originality and creativity of the work
- study methodology
- implications for risk reduction
The cover letter should highlight:
- main innovative aspects of the study (e.g., approach, methodology, analysis, etc.)
- anticipated contribution to occupational safety
An international review committee, established by the IEA, will select the winning contribution.
The authors of an unpublished winning paper are expected to submit the paper to one of the IEA-endorsed scientific journals (see list on the IEA website, here). All recipients of the IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal are invited and expected to present their research in a special IEA/Liberty Mutual Lecture at the next IEA Triennial Congress, using part of the monetary award for travel to the Congress.
Persons wishing to be considered for the medal should submit an application, including a separate cover letter and the paper in electronic format, to the IEA Awards Committee Chair, the IEA Vice President/Secretary General, and the IEA Secretariat at the following addresses:
The deadline for receipt of applications is May 31 every year. Applicants will be notified of the results by mid-July. Announcement of the award winner will be made public in August.
If you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the IEA Awards Committee Chair at email@example.com.