HCM Early Career Achievement Award

The HCM Early Career Achievement Award, established in 2022, recognizes the distinguished contributions to the field of health care management (HCM) by an early career scholar. The Award is given to an individual whose scholarly contributions have advanced research, theory, and practice within the health care field within the first seven years following doctoral degree completion. Anonymous nominations will not be accepted, but individuals may self-nominate.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Nominee must be an HCM Division member.
  • Nominee has received doctoral degree within 7 years prior to the Annual Meeting (August).
Award Criteria:
  • A clear record of research excellence (i.e., publications in top journals, high citation counts, high-impact authored books, and/or extramural funding).
  • Evidence of impact of the nominee’s research upon the practice and/or teaching of health care management (e.g., participation in prestigious committees, inclusion of nominee’s research in policy reports and guidelines, testimonies, and/or syllabi; keynote addresses for esteemed practitioner audiences).
  • The stature of the nominee vis-à-vis other scholars at similar career stages in the field of health care management.
  • Likelihood that the nominee will continue to provide leadership
  • Nominees may or may not have tenure, as time for tenure decisions varies across institutions (for early and mid-career awards only).


2022:  Currently seeking nominations [due April 30th, 2022]: Contact Research Commitee Chair, Olena Mazurenko at omazuren@iu.edu 

Nominations should include:

  • A nomination letter that articulates why the nominee is deserving of the award with respect to the criteria listed above;
  • The nominee's current CV;
  • At least two letters of support that comment on the nominee's qualifications to receive the award; and
  • Copies of two published articles as examples of academic scholarship.