SHRM Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship now accepting nominations

Beginning now and continuing through April 1, 2009, SHRM is accepting applications for the new Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for graduate study in HR.

The Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship award was established by SHRM, the HR Certification Institute and the SHRM Foundation in recognition and honor of the historic contributions of former president and CEO, Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR, in advancing the human resource profession and developing its next generation of leaders. Beginning now and continuing through April 1, 2009, SHRM is accepting applications for the new Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for graduate study in HR.

At least one Susan R. Meisinger Fellow will receive as much as $10,000 annually for up to two years of graduate study in HR. This award will be given to the best and the brightest—the individuals who will be the next generation of leaders for our profession. To be eligible to apply, an HR professional must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1) be a member of SHRM or
2) hold a professional certification (e.g., PHR, SPHR or GPHR certification from the HR Certification Institute).

FAQs and an application form can be downloaded from the fellowship web site at http://www.shrm.org/meisinger , where you can also find a list of the other necessary application materials required to be considered for the fellowship. Awards will be announced annually in conjunction with SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans, June 28-July 1, 2009.  Members of the Membership Advisory Council (MAC) will work in tandem with staff representatives from all three organizations to select the 2009 Fellowship winner.

Please forward any questions you may have to fellowship@shrm.org,  and a staff member will respond to you quickly.

Best of success!