The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Innovation in Workforce Development Award

Showcase the innovative ways your organization is tackling workforce development challenges by submitting your nomination for the ACRP 2020 Innovation in Workforce Development Award.

This award recognizes organizations who exemplify the spirit of creativity and innovation through adaptation, improvement, or development of new processes or tools that result in improvement in workforce development quality.

Finalists will be chosen to participate in the ACRP annual conference in Seattle, May 1-4, 2020 and to showcase their initiatives in 5-minute “shark tank”-style presentations to representatives of ACRP’s Workforce Innovation Steering Committee (WISC) and ACRP 2020 attendees.

The winning initiative – selected by WISC representatives – will be announced Friday, May 1, during the ACRP 2020 Awards & Recognition Ceremony.

View prize details below.

Take Inspiration from Last Year’s Finalists

This video shows off presentations from last year’s finalists, including the winning submission from Duke University, to help you understand the types of submissions sought.


In addition to the prizes below, the organization that wins the Innovation in Workforce Development Award will receive a complimentary seat on the Workforce Innovation Steering Committee for a 1-year term. If the winning organization already has a seat on the WISC, they will win an additional complimentary 1-year term.

  • Recognition and trophy presentation at the ACRP 2020 annual conference
  • Press release distribution