As agreed at the BUIRA 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) BUIRA fellows will sit alongside existing honorary members, and will expand the number of individuals that can be recognised.

Candidates must have exhibited a substantial and original contribution to the intellectual pursuit of the field of industrial relations by developing new insights, new methods or substantial empirical achievements. This contribution should reflect sound theory, scientific method and relevance. Examples of this contribution include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Outstanding thought leadership, and high impact/quality publications from a variety of industrial relations outlets e.g. books, peer-reviewed articles, major reports
  • Pedagogical research that has led to a demonstrable impact on the practice of industrial relations education.

Normally nominees must have had a significant role within BUIRA. This contribution should be, or have been, active and sustained. It can be evidenced by, for example:

  • Membership of the BUIRA Stewardship or Executive Committee (current BUIRA Stewards and Executive Committee members are ineligible for nomination whilst holding these roles)
  • Contribution to the leadership of BUIRA Study Groups
  • Contribution to BUIRA’s Doctoral workshops
  • Engagement with BUIRA’s publications

Should an individual be granted a BUIRA Fellowship, it will be viewed as an ‘award’ that Fellows can put on their CVs/websites. It will not come with any financial perks (e.g. free conference attendance).

More information about the fellows can be found on the website.

Nominations can be made by filling in the online nomination form 

Nominations close Friday 14th June 2024

The outcome of this process shall be announced at the forthcoming 2024 Conference.