The purpose of the Jerome F. Lederer Award is to recognize outstanding contributions to technical excellence in accident investigation. The Award is presented each year during the annual seminar to a recipient who is recognized for positive advancements in the art and science of air safety investigation.
The nomination process permits any member of ISASI to submit a nomination.
The nominee may be an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization. The nominee is not required to be an ISASI member.
The nomination may be for a single event, a series of events, or a lifetime of achievement.
The ISASI Awards Committee considers such traits as duration and persistence, standing among peers, manner and techniques of operating, and of course, achievements.
Once nominated, a nominee is considered for the next 3 years and then dropped. After an intervening year, the candidate may be nominated for another 3 years.The nomination letter for the Lederer Award should be limited to a single page.
This Award is one of the most significant honors an accident investigator can receive; therefore, considerable care is given in determining the recipient. ISASI members should thoughtfully review their Association with professional investigators, and submit a nomination when they identify someone who has been outstanding in increasing the technical quality of accident investigation.
Nominations should be e-mailed to the ISASI office or directly to the Awards Committee chair, Dave King, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations must be received by May 30th each year.