Howard Harris Professional Development Award 

The National Organization for Human Services honors Howard Harris's contributions to the field of human services. This award is bestowed upon a member of NOHS who demonstrates promise in the area of research and scholarship.  Nominees/applicants are typically in an academic setting and must be within the first five years of their careers.

Your application will be evaluated on the following criteria using a five-point scale where 5 = Outstanding and 1 = Doesn’t Meet

  • Current Member of NOHS
  • A complete application packet with no late materials
  • Evidence that the nominee is within first five years of career as a Human Services educator or practitioner
  • Resume / Vitae
  • Two letters of support from individuals who know the applicant’s work and can testify to the nominee’s accomplishments
  • Sample published article in a national human services journal
  • Sample grant proposal
  • Current plan for research contributing to the advancement of Human Services
  • Record of published scholarship in a nationally refereed journals focused on human services education or related human services issues

To view the evaluation form for this award, click here.

Application materials must be submitted by July 31 to be considered. All application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Radha Horton-Parker at awards@nationalhumanservices.org with the exception of the transcripts which should be mailed to:

    Dr. Radha Horton-Parker 
    Counseling and Human Services Department
    Darden College of Education
    Old Dominion University 
    Norfolk, VA 23529