South African Education Research Association
Call For SAERA Research Honours Award
In 2017, SAERA launched its inaugural call for the Research Honours award.
The SAERA Research Honours award may be made annually to an individual for an outstanding contribution to educational research in South Africa.
1. Criteria for SAERA Research Honours award
1.1 The individual has contributed to the development of education research in South Africa over a sustained period of time and has made an exceptional contribution with respect to i) research outputs of consistently high quality (e.g. sustained, excellent post graduate supervision; journal articles and book chapters; edited and sole authored books) and ii) through meaningful service to education research (e.g. role in South African research associations; research innovation/management positions; research development).
1.3 The contribution should promote the transformational agenda of SAERA in terms of research in South Africa.
2.1 The nominee should be a South African citizen/permanent resident.
3. Process of nomination
3.1 Any SAERA member may nominate an individual for the award.
3.2 The following documents should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2018:
- A completed nomination form (available below) signed by the nominator and nominee.
- A nominator’s statement of 1000 words maximum in support of the nomination. The statement should clearly indicate how the nominee has contributed to the development of education research in South Africa.
- Supporting documents may be attached to validate the statement if wished.
4. Evaluation process
The evaluation panel will comprise 2 executive members of SAERA, plus two members nominated by the evaluation panel. Their recommendation will be approved by the full executive of SAERA.
The SAERA Research Honours award will be presented at the annual conference in the form of a framed certificate. The recipient will be sponsored for registration of the conference and will thus receive SAERA membership for the coming year. The recipient will be expected to present an overview of their work at the conference