The LMI Institute awards program recognizes the state LMI research activities that serve as examples to other state offices.


State LMI shops are eligible to receive the award. Eligible projects are those in which the nominated state research office plays a coordinating role or in which research activities play an integral role in the project or activity. Ongoing programs or projects started within the last 24 months are eligible.

Project Categories:

One award will be offered for each of the following categories:

  • Best State LMI Product or Collaboration for Regional Resilience
  • Best State LMI Product or Collaboration Supporting Workforce System or Jobseekers
  • Best State LMI Focus on Equity and Inclusion

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a summary – no more than 200 words – that describes the project’s goals and objectives and highlights its innovation nature; alternative formats such as videos, websites, and interactive dashboards are encouraged to accompany the narrative.

Full information is available in the call for nominees available here.

Applicants should submit their nomination via this form by Friday, April 8, 2022.

Winning projects will be announced at the Annual LMI Institute Forum the week of June 13 – 16, 2022.