Human Factors Prize: Recognizing Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research

The Human Factors Prize was established in 2010 by Editor-in-Chief William S. Marras. The prize recognizes excellence in HF/E research through an annual competition in which authors are invited to submit papers on a specific topic for that year. The topic is selected by the editor-in-chief in consultation with a Board of Referees chaired by the immediate past Human Factors editor.

The prize carries a cash award and consideration for publication of the winning paper in the Society's flagship journal, Human Factors. The award is formally conferred at a special session at the HFES International Annual Meeting, where the recipient presents their work. View a list of all past winners.

About the Prize Topic

The topic for the Human Factors Prize is determined annually and made public when the call for submissions is launched. The Topic for the most recent (2022)  Human Factors Prize Competition was: Equity and Inclusivity.   Information concerning future Human Factors Prize competitions will be posted here when available.

Submissions must cover original (unpublished) research in the topical area and comply with the requirements in the Human Factors Information for Authors. Review articles are not eligible for the Prize.  Any researcher is eligible to submit relevant work; membership in HFES is not required. Review of submissions will be based on the work's originality, significance, sophistication, and completeness.

All submissions are peer-reviewed and considered for publication in Human Factors.

Additional Information

Read the FAQ page for additional details about the Human Factors Prize