Awards and Honours

AARE has several special awards for exceptional achievements by members. These are usually presented at the Annual Conference.

Radford Lecture

Since 1978 one of the plenary lectures given at each AARE Annual Conference has been designated the Radford Lecture, as a memorial to the late, distinguished educationist Dr William (Bill) Radford. Each year's Lecturer is a distinguished figure in an area relevant to educational research, who is especially invited by the Association to give the Lecture. The conference each year makes a presentation to the Radford Lecturer, and since 1984 the Lecture has been subsequently published in The Australian Educational Researcher. Read more »

Honorary Life Member Award

Awarded for outstanding contribution to AARE and the Australian educational research community. Read more »

Distinguished Fellow Awards

Awarded for outstanding service and contribution to the Australian Association for Research in Education over a sustained period of time. Read more »

Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education Award

This award is intended as a recognition of excellence in educational research by a doctoral student. Read more »

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. Read more »

Early Career Researcher Award

The ECR Award recognises an outstanding conference paper by a researcher within 5 years of the award of their doctoral degree. Read more »

Postgraduate Student Researcher Awards

The Postgraduate Student Researcher Award recognises an outstanding conference paper by a postgraduate student researcher. Read more »

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Post Graduate Researcher Award

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Student Researcher Award recognises an outstanding conference paper by a postgraduate student researcher who identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. Read more »

ACDE PG/ECR Poster Award

The ACDE/AARE Postgraduate student/ECR Poster Award is presented for the best poster presented at the AARE Annual Conference by a Postgraduate Student or Early Career Researcher. The Award is intended to support the participation and inclusion of postgraduate students and early career researchers in the educational research community. Read more »

Springer Award - Best Paper

Awarded for the best paper published in The Australian Educational Researcher on an annual basis. Read more »

Springer Award - Best Reviewer

The Springer Award for best reviewer of papers to be published in The Australian Educational Researcher was inaugurated in 2015. Read more »

EduResearch Matters Award

EduResearch Matters Blog/Blogger of the Year Award recognises an outstanding contribution to public understanding and debate of educational issues. Read more »

Motivation and Learning SIG Award

The Motivation and Learning SIG Award for student presentations recognises an outstanding conference paper submitted to the M-L SIG by an Honours/Postgraduate student. Read more »

Raewyn Connell Award - Gender, Sexualities & Cultural Studies

The award acknowledges significant leadership in and contribution to building the fields of sexuality and gender research in education. Read more »