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Motivation & Learning-SIG Award for Student Presentations

Students from all geographic regions are eligible to apply for this award.

AARE ML-SIG is keen to encourage students to present high quality papers in this area at the annual conference. To achieve this aim, we are offering up to 2 student awards for excellent conference presentations each year. Winners will receive a Certificate of Excellence.

Award Criteria:

The ML-SIG Convenors will judge the awards, based on:

  • the content of the presentation,
  • the ability of the presenter to convey with clarity and interest,
  • the theoretical and methodological bases and findings of the research, as well as
  • the quality of discussion points or conclusions drawn from the findings.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for an award, candidates must:

  • be currently enrolled (part-time or full-time) in an Honours or postgraduate degree, or must be presenting from their thesis research completed in the current or preceding year,
  • submit a first-authored conference presentation proposal, using the online submission system, by the closing date for conference presentation proposals and have it accepted for presentation within the ML-SIG strand,
  • deliver the presentation as scheduled,
  • have not previously received an AARE ML-SIG Award for Student Presentations.

How to Apply:

To be considered for an award, please email the following to the ML-SIG Convenors below by the Early Bird Registration deadline (31 August).

Paul Richardson:

Nathan Berger: 

Use "ML-SIG Award for Student Presentation" as the message subject, and include the following information:

  • cover letter addressing eligibility criteria,
  • letter of support from your thesis supervisor,
  • evidence of your paper's acceptance for the annual conference including its assigned paper code.

The winners of the awards will be announced at the ML-SIG AGM at the end of the conference.


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