Conference Awards

AARE has several special awards for exceptional achievements by members. These will be presented at the AARE Conference 2017.

Presenters who have nominated for a paper or poster award during abstract submission will be provided further details upon acceptance into the conference program.

Please read through the following eligibility criteria and take note of the application process for each award category.

Award Categories and Eligibility Criteria

Betty Watts Indigenous Researcher Award

The Betty Watts Indigenous Researcher Award recognises an outstanding conference paper by a researcher who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

AARE makes this award to encourage and support educational research by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The winner of the award will be announced at the Annual Conference. The Award provides $800 to assist with conference expenses. Funds will be made available (usually by direct transfer to the winner's bank account) following the conference paper presentation.

The winner of the Award will be offered support from AARE to prepare their paper for publication in the Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.

Eligible persons may apply for the Award themselves, or may be nominated by another person (e.g., a colleague or supervisor or a conference paper reviewer or referee).

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must demonstrate that they meet all the following criteria:

  • be a member of AARE

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person

  • meet the closing date for abstract submission

  • submit a first-authored conference paper for review by the conference awards committee to the awards email address by the closing date for full paper submissions

  • be able to attend the full conference

  • have a paper accepted for presentation at the conference through the abstract submission process via the AARE conference website deliver the paper at the conference as scheduled

  • have not previously received a Betty Watts Indigenous Researcher Award

It is possible to submit a jointly authored paper for an award. Award applicants must be the first named author on the paper. AARE places the responsibility for full disclosure to co-authors with the first author of a paper submitted for consideration in these award categories. It is not a requirement that award papers be included in the conference proceedings.

Merit Criteria
As the intent of the award is to honour and facilitate high quality scholarship, applications will be judged on the basis of the following academic merit criteria:

  • Originality

  • Contemporary significance and/or scholarly relevance

  • Conceptual, methodological and theoretical soundness

  • Disciplined, focused and persuasive argument

  • Coherent organisation and clarity of written expression

  • Comprehensive reference to appropriate literature

  • Only one paper per researcher or research team should be submitted for the Award in any year. Papers previously submitted may not be re-submitted.

Early Career Researcher Award

The ECR Award recognises an outstanding conference paper by an early career researcher presented at the annual AARE Conference. AARE established this award to encourage early career researchers to present their research at the annual conference and to become actively involved in the Association. The Award provides $800 towards conference expenses. Funds will be made available (usually by direct transfer to the winner's bank account) following the conference paper presentation.

An early career researcher is one who has been awarded a doctoral degree within the past five years.

The winner of the Award may be invited by the editor of The Australian Educational Researcher to submit the paper for consideration for publication in the journal.

Eligible persons may apply for the Award themselves, or may be nominated by another person (e.g., a colleague or supervisor or a conference paper reviewer or referee).

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for consideration for the award, applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • be a member of AARE

  • have been awarded a doctoral degree within the past 5 years

  • meet the closing date for abstract submission

  • submit a first-authored conference paper for review by the conference awards committee to the awards email address by Thursday, 31 August 2017

  • be able to attend the full conference

  • have a paper accepted for presentation at the conference through the abstract submission process via the AARE conference website

  • deliver the paper as scheduled at the conference

  • have not previously received an AARE Early Career Researcher Award

It is possible to submit a jointly authored paper for an award. Award applicants must be the first named author on the paper. AARE places the responsibility for full disclosure to co-authors with the first author of a paper submitted for consideration in these award categories. It is not a requirement that award papers be included in the conference proceedings.

Merit Criteria
As the intent of the award is to honour and facilitate outstanding scholarship, applications will be judged on the basis of the following academic merit criteria:

  • Originality

  • Contemporary significance and /or scholarly relevance

  • Conceptual, methodological and theoretical soundness

  • Disciplined, focused and persuasive argument

  • Coherent organisation and clarity of written expression

  • Comprehensive reference to appropriate literature

  • Only one paper per researcher or research team should be submitted for the Award in any one year. Papers previously submitted may not be re-submitted.

Postgraduate Student Researcher Awards

The AARE Postgraduate Student Researcher Award recognises an outstanding paper given by a Postgraduate Student at the AARE Annual Conference.

AARE Postgraduate Student Researcher Awards are available to assist postgraduate students to attend and participate in the annual AARE Conference. The Award provides $500 to assist with conference expenses. Funds will be made available (usually by direct transfer to the winner's bank account) following the conference paper presentation.

The winner of the Award may be invited by the editor of The Australian Educational Researcher to submit the paper for consideration for publication in the journal.

Eligible persons may apply for the Award themselves, or may be nominated by another person (e.g., a colleague or supervisor or a conference paper reviewer or referee).

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for consideration for an award, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a (student) member of AARE

  • be enrolled in a postgraduate research program in a relevant area of study at an Australian higher education institution meet the closing date for abstract submission

  • submit a first-authored conference paper for review by the conference awards committee to the awards email address by Thursday 31 August 2017

  • be able to attend the full conference

  • have a paper accepted for presentation at the conference through the abstract submission process via the AARE conference website

  • deliver the paper at the conference as scheduled

  • have not previously received an AARE Postgraduate Student Researcher Award

It is possible to submit a jointly authored paper for an award. Award applicants must be the first named author on the paper. AARE places the responsibility for full disclosure to co-authors with the first author of a paper submitted for consideration in these award categories. It is not a requirement that award papers be included in the conference proceedings.

Merit Criteria
As the intent of the awards is to honour and facilitate outstanding scholarship, applications will be judged on the basis of the following academic merit criteria:

  • Originality

  • Contemporary significance and /or scholarly relevance

  • Conceptual, methodological and theoretical soundness

  • Disciplined, focused and persuasive argument

  • Coherent organisation and clarity of written expression

  • Comprehensive reference to appropriate literature

  • Only one paper per researcher or research team should be submitted for the Award in any year. Papers previously submitted may not be resubmitted.

Indigenous Postgraduate Student Researcher Awards

The AARE Indigenous Postgraduate Student Researcher Award recognises an outstanding paper given by a Postgraduate Student who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person at the AARE Annual Conference.

This new Award is intended to support the participation and inclusion of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the educational research community by assisting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are postgraduate students to attend and participate in the annual conference of the Association. Several awards may be made each year. The Award provides $500 to assist with conference expenses. Funds will be made available (usually by direct transfer to the winner's bank account) following the conference paper presentation.

The winner of the Award will be offered support from AARE to prepare their paper for publication in the Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.

Eligible persons may apply for the Award themselves, or may be nominated by another person (e.g., a colleague or supervisor or a conference paper reviewer or referee).

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for consideration for an award, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a (student) member of AARE

  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person

  • be enrolled in a postgraduate research program in a relevant area of study at an Australian higher education institution meet the closing date for abstract submission

  • submit a first-authored conference paper for review by the conference awards committee to the awards email address by Thursday 31 August 2017

  • be able to attend the full conference

  • have a paper accepted for presentation at the conference through the abstract submission process via the AARE conference website

  • deliver the paper as scheduled

  • have not previously received an AARE Postgraduate Student Researcher Award or an AARE Indigenous Postgraduate Researcher Award

It is possible to submit a jointly authored paper for an award. Award applicants must be the first named author on the paper. AARE places the responsibility for full disclosure to co-authors with the first author of a paper submitted for consideration in these award categories. It is not a requirement that award papers be included in the conference proceedings.

Merit Criteria
As the intent of the awards is to honour and facilitate high quality scholarship, applications will be judged on the basis of the following academic merit criteria:

  • Originality

  • Contemporary significance and/or scholarly relevance

  • Conceptual, methodological and theoretical soundness

  • Disciplined, focused and persuasive argument

  • Coherent organisation and clarity of written expression

  • Comprehensive reference to appropriate literature

  • Only one paper per researcher or research team should be submitted for the Award in any year. Papers previously submitted may not be re-submitted.

ACDE/AARE Postgraduate Student/ECR Poster Award

Inaugurated in 2010, the Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) sponsored Postgraduate / ECR Researcher Poster Award is intended to support the participation and inclusion of postgraduate and early career researchers in the educational research community.

The ACDE Postgraduate / ECR Researcher Poster Award is given for the best Poster presented at the AARE Annual Conference, judged by the four merit criteria below. The Award takes the form of a $500 cash prize and a Certificate of Excellence.

A panel of experienced researchers judges the Award, based on:

  • the content of the poster,

  • the clarity and interest of the presentation,

  • the presentation of theoretical and methodological bases and findings of the research, and,

  • the presentation of quality discussion points or conclusions drawn from the findings.

Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants who wish to be considered for the award should indicate this by sending evidence of their eligibility to awards email address after submitting their proposal via the online submission system.

To be eligible for the ACDE Postgraduate / ECR Researcher Poster Award, applicants must :

  • Be either enrolled in a postgraduate research program in a relevant area of study at and Australian higher education institution, or have been awarded a doctoral degree within the past 5 years.

  • Submit a first-authored conference poster proposal, via the online submission system and by the closing date for abstracts of posters, and have their proposal accepted for presentation.

  • Be able to attend the full conference.

  • Deliver the poster as scheduled.

  • Have not previously received the ACDE/AARE Postgraduate/ECR Poster Award.

The winner of the ACDE Postgraduate / ECR Researcher Poster Award will be announced at the Annual Conference.

More Information

More information can be found on the AARE website. All applications and enquiries are to be directed to AARE via email at awards@aare.edu.au.

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