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Eligibility vary between awards. Please, provide a sampling of objective evidence that the person meets the requirements.

Awards: Programs



The William E. Collins Award is presented for the “Outstanding Human Factors Publication of the Year” for work completed during the previous calendar year. This award includes a plaque and an honorarium of $500.00 for the first author and certificates for the coauthors. Publications considered for the William E. Collins Award are limited to peer-reviewed papers and do not include books, book chapters, proceedings, technical reports, abstracts, or presentations. Criteria for judging the publication award include (1) scientific quality (i.e., significance of the problem, innovativeness of the approach, review of related research, effectiveness of the research design and analysis, interpretation of results, and clarity of writing), (2) relevance to advancing the scientific field of human factors, and (3) utility and ease of application to practitioners in the field of human factors.

Sponsor: The honorarium is given by the Aerospace Human Factors Association.
Eligibility: The Collins Award is given to a candidate who meets the criteria (1) to (3) as in the Description. In addition, the candidate must be a current member of the
Aerospace Medical Association and of the Aerospace Human Factors Association.



The University of Illinois, Institute of Aviation established an Aerospace Human Factors Association endowment to fund the Henry L. Taylor Founder’s Award, given in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of Aerospace Human Factors. The Aerospace Human Factors Association annually presents this award to an individual meeting the following criteria: (1) research and publications; (2) special original contributions (e.g., equipment, techniques, and procedures); or (3) general leadership in the field (e.g., teacher, director of laboratory, officer scientific societies, etc.). The Institute of Aviation provides a $500.00 honorarium to the selected recipient who will provide a luncheon presentation during the year following their award announcement.

Sponsor: The honorarium is given by the Institute of Aviation, University of Illinois, United States.
Eligibility: The Taylor Award is open to anyone who meets the criteria (1) to (3) as in the Description.



The award is presented for the best Doctoral Dissertation written in a research area related to Aerospace Human Factors. This award includes an honorarium of $500.00. Criteria include (1) significance of the problem and innovativeness of the approach; (2) review of related research; (3) effectiveness of the research design and analysis; (4) interpretation of results; (5) theoretical and practical value of the work; and (6) clarity of writing.

Sponsor: The honorarium is given by the Institute of Aviation, University of Illinois, United States.
Eligibility: The Roscoe Award is open to anyone who meets the criteria (1) to (6) as in the Description.

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AsHFA Awards

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  • 2023 Eduard Ricaurte, M.D.

  • 2022 Thomas E. Nesthus, Ph.D.

  • 2021 Gary G. Kay, Ph.D

  • 2020 Carla A. Hackworth, PhD.

  • 2019 Tommaso Sgobba, PhD.

  • ​2018 Douglas Wiegmann, Ph.D.

  • 2017 Maarten Sierhuis, Ph.D.

  • 2016 Dava Newman, Ph.D.

  • 2015 Annette L. Sobel, M.D.

  • 2014 Anthony Tvaryanas, M.D., Ph.D.

  • 2013 Lloyd D. Tripp, Ph.D.

  • 2012 William R. Ercoline, Ph.D.

  • 2011 Peter A. Hancock, Ph.D.

  • 2010 Scott A. Shappell, Ph.D.

  •  2009 Malcolm M. Cohen, Ph.D.

  •  2008 Stanley Mohler, M.D.

  •  2007 James C. Miller, Ph.D.

  •  2006 Glenn F. Wilson, Ph.D.

  •  2005 William B. Albery, Ph.D.

  •  2004 William F. Storm, Ph.D.

  •  2003 No Recipient

  •  2002 Henry W. Mertens, Ph.D.

  •  2001 Charles E. Billings, M.D.

  •  2000 David J. Schroeder, Ph.D.

  • 1999 Christopher D. Wickens, Ph.D.


  • 2023 Brian T. Musselman

  • 2022 Tianxin Zhang

  • 2021 Brandon S. Thompson

  • 2020 James H. Cistone

  • 2019 No nomination

  • 2018 Gregory Stephen Woo

  • 2017 Kevin O'Leary

  • 2016 Aaron Johnson

  • 2015 John Paul McIntire

  • 2014 Torin Kristofer Clark

  • 2013 David Rozovski

  • 2012 Thomas E. Dube

  • 2011 Anthony P. Tyaryanas

  • 2010 Kristen L. Casto

  • 2009 Melanie D. LeGoullon

  • 2008 Joseph C. Jenkins

  • 2007 Alison Tollner Burngasser 

  • 2006 Juliana Goh

  • 2005 Terry Von Thaden

  • 2004 Michael S. Stephens

  • 2003 Edward S. Eveland

  • 2002 Dwight A. Holland

  • 2001 Kristen K. Liggett

  • 2000 Major Wesley A. Olson

  • 1999 Patricia May Ververs

  • 1998 Kara Latorella

  • 1997 David Merwin

  • 1996 Nadine B. Sarter

  • 1995 Joseph P. Cammarota

  • 1994 Kathleen L. McFadden


  • 2023 Hilditch, Cassie J., and Erin E. Flynn-Evans. "Fatigue, schedules, sleep, and sleepiness in US commercial pilots during COVID-19." Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. 2022; 93(5): 433-441.

  • 2022 Elizabeth K. Combs, Anna S. Dahlman, Nita L. Shattuck, Jennifer A. Heissel, and Lyn R. Whitaker. Physiological and cognitive performance in F-22 pilots during day and night flying. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. 2021; 92(5): 303-311.

  • 2021 Anna Clebone, Katherine Reis, Avery Tung, Michael O ’Connor, and Keith Ruskin. Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. 2020; 91(12): 1-5.

  • 2020 Peter A. Hancock, Illah Nourbakhsh, Jack Stewart, On the future of transportation in an era of automated and autonomous vehicles, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Apr 2019, 116 (16) 7684-7691; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1805770115

  • 2019 No recipient 

  • 2018   John A Caldwell, Joseph J Knapik and Harris R Lieberman. Trends and Factors Associated with Insomnia and Sleep Apnea in All United States Military Service Members From 2005 To 2014. Sleep and Breathing Disorders. J Sleep Res. 2017; 26, 665–670.

  • 2017 No Recipient

  • 2016 Keith Ruskin, John Caldwell, Lynn Caldwell, and Eilis Boudreau. Screening for Sleep Apnea in Morbidly Obese Pilots.  Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2015; 86: 35–41.

  • 2015 Jeffery K. Hovis, Nelda J. Milburn and Thomas E. Nesthus. Protan Response Times to Red Lights in a Mildly Hypoxic Environment. Aviat Space Environ Med 2014; 85:1078.

  • 2014 Peter Hancock, In Search of Vigilance: The Problem of Iatrogenically Created Psychological Phenomena, American Psychologist,68(2): 97-109.

  • 2013 John Leach, Maladaptive Behavior in Survivors: Dysexecutive Survivor Syndrome. Aviat Space Environ Med 83(10): 1152-1161.

  • 2012 Andy McKinley, Lindsey K. McIntire, and Margaret A Funke. Operator Selection for Unmanned Aerial Systems: Comparing Video Game Players and Pilots. Aviat Space Environ Med 82: 635-42.

  • 2011 Kris M Belland, Cara Olsen, Russell Lawry. Carrier Air Wing Mishap Reduction Using a Human Factors Classification System and Risk Management. Aviat Space Environ Med 81: 1028–32

  • 2010 John A. Caldwell, MM Mallis , JL Caldwell , MA Paul , JC Miller , and DF Neri. Fatigue Counter-measures in Aviation.  Aviat Space Environ Med 80(1), 29-59.

  • 2009 Jeffrey K. Hovis Repeatability of the Holmes-Wright Type A Lantern Color Vision Test. Aviat Space Environ Med 79(11): 1028–33.

  • 2008 William F. Storm, D.R. Eddy, C.B. Welch, P.A. Hickey, J. Fischer, and R. Cardenas. Cognitive Performance Following Premature Awakening from Zolpidem or Melatonin Induced Daytime Sleep. Aviat Space Environ Med, 78(1), 10-20.

  • 2007 Mark Rosekind, K. Gregory, and M. Mallis. Alertness Management in Aviation Operations: Enhancing Performance and Sleep. Aviat Space Environ Med 77(12), 1256-65.

  • 2006 Michel Paul, M. MacLellan, and G. Gray. Motion-Sickness Medications for Aircrew: Impact on Psychomotor Performance. Aviat Space Environ Med, 76(6), 560-5.

  • 2005 Michel Paul, G. Gray, M. MacLellan, and R.A. Pigeau. Sleep-Inducing Pharmaceuticals: A Comparison of Melatonin, Zaleplon, Zopiclone, and Temazepam. Aviat Space Environ Med, 75(6), 512-19.

  • 2004 Glenn F. Wilson and Chris A. Russell. Operator Functional State Classification Using Multiple Psychophysiological Features in an Air Traffic Control Task. Human Factors, 45(3), 381-389.

  • 2003 David Neri, Raymond Oyung, Laura Colletti, Melissa Mallis, Patricia Tam, and David Dinges.  Controlled Breaks as a Fatigue Countermeasure on the Flight Deck. Aviat Space Environ Med, 73(7), 654-664.  and,

  • 2003 Douglas Wiegmann. Agreeing with Automated Diagnostic Aids: A Study of Users’ Concurrence Strategies. Human Factors, 44(1), 44-50.

  • 2002 Scott Shappell & Douglas Wiegmann. Applying Reason: The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS). Human Factors and Aerospace Safety, 1, 59-86. 

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