The Likert Prize

Every two years since 1997-1998, ICOS has hosted a competition for the Likert Dissertation Paper Award. This award is given to the author of a paper based on a Michigan dissertation that makes the most significant contribution to organizational studies. The Likert Dissertation Award is a gift of the Foundation for Research on Human Behavior, a foundation created by the late Rensis Likert. The gift is intended to honor and encourage the scholarly publication of the dissertation research of recent University of Michigan Ph.D.s in organizational studies.

Eligibility: To be eligible, an entrant must have received their Ph.D. by September 1, 2011 (degree must be finalized and in the hands of Rackham, not merely defended) and have participated in an ICOS dissertation poster session. The deadline for the competition will be Monday, November 7, 2011. The paper can be published or unpublished. It can be of any length. The one requirement is that the paper be a direct product of the dissertation. To enter, submit your paper via email to Paula Kopka, by November 7, 2011.

Prize: The winner of the Likert Dissertation Paper award will present the prize paper at ICOS late Winter Term 2012 (or an alternate date, if necessary). The prize includes a cash award of $1,000 and travel expenses to come to Ann Arbor.

We hope you will enter this exciting competition!

(For more information, contact Paula Kopka, ICOS Administrator, 734-936-1525 or e-mail