Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Post Graduate Researcher Award

Purpose

The AARE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate 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 award is intended to support the participation and inclusion of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the educational research community AARE Postgraduate Student Researcher Awards are available to assist postgraduate students to attend and participate in the annual AARE Conference.

Funding round: single round per annum

Applications due: 19  October 2020

Status of round: closed

Support: Certificate and $500 

Applicant

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 member of AARE
  • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • meet the closing date for application (as above)
  • submit a first-authored  paper for review by the awards committee via the form on this website (link below)
  • 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 resubmitted. The same paper cannot be submitted for more than one award in any year.

Conditions

  • 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 (subject to double blind peer review).
  • 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).

How to apply

  • Applicants must meet the deadlines submission as listed above.
  • Please provide
    • 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

Applications should be submitted via the form on the website. 

Paper guidelines 

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by the Awards Panel which is convened each year by the Awards Convenor. The panel’s decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Enquiries

AARE Awards

Previous awardees

2019

Michelle Bishop Macquarie University

Indigenous education sovereignty: Enough’s enough

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