The purpose of the Board on Human Sciences, Inc. Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award is to honor a nationally recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the Human Sciences. It is likely that the nominees for the BoHS Ellen Swallow Richards Public Service Award will be individuals who have supported higher education, and especially the mission of the Human Sciences and other programs in land grant universities. Although nominees may be Human Science scholars, it is not required. The award is intended to recognize an outstanding leader who helps to advance the Human Sciences nationally and/or internationally. The award is named in honor of Ellen Swallow Richards, who dedicated her life to applying research to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.
The purpose of the Board on Human Sciences, Inc. Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor a nationally recognized leader who has a significant history of promoting and advancing the Human Sciences. Nominees for the BoHS Lifetime Achievement Award are individuals who serve or have served in significant faculty and/or administrative roles in higher education. Also, candidates will be individuals who earned recognition for advancing the mission of the Human Sciences and related disciplines in colleges and universities.
The purpose of the Board on Human Sciences, Inc. Outstanding Engagement Award is to recognize an individual who is a "campus based" or a "state level faculty member" for exceptional creativity and scholarship in the development, application, and evaluation of outreach, extension, and public service programs.
The purpose of the Board on Human Sciences, Inc. Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is to recognize a faculty member in the Human Sciences for exceptional performance as a research mentor for undergraduate students. This award was developed to advance the purposes of the Undergraduate Research Community in the Human Sciences (www.kon.org/urc/undergrad_research.html). The Undergraduate Research Community focuses on the scholarship of learning and teaching in preparing students for graduate education, the workplace and responsible citizenship. It enhances the experimental content of undergraduate education in the Human Sciences. The BoHS Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is intended to advance undergraduate student development and a national undergraduate research agenda for the Human Sciences. Award recipients will be recognized for their contribution in developing the next generation of scholars.
The Emerging Administrator Award is a co-sponsored award with the Council of Administrators of Human Sciences. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated significant potential, as a new administrator in academia or extension, to make outstanding contributions to the family and consumer sciences/human sciences profession.