Conference Paper Awards

Awards in 2020

Despite this year not having a conference where we will gather and present, we still want to encourage, acknowledge, and recognise the quality work of members through a set of Awards that reflect what has been presented at the conference in the past. The Award categories will include:

  • Indigenous Postgraduate Student Researcher Award $500 and certificate
  • Betty Watts Indigenous Researcher Award $500 and certificate
  • Early Career Researcher Award $500 and certificate
  • Postgraduate Researcher Award $500 and certificate

Eligible submission will be in the form of:

  • a covering letter addressing the eligibility criteria for the award; 
  • a copy of the abstract and the title of the paper and the authors name;
  • a copy of the full paper, de-identified without the authors name

These awards are open to AARE financial members who meet eligibility requirements for the award, including new members registered before the date they upload their submission. 

There is the possibility of a virtual presentation being held during the AARE AGM being held via Zoom on Wednesday 2 December. Further information will be provided to successful submissions.

Submitted papers will be assessed by a panel of experienced reviewers and recipients of the Awards posted on the AARE website. 

For further submission details including the individual award eligibility requirements please go to the specific award pages. 

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 »

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

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

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 »

The 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 »