SAERA Research Honours

SAERA Research Honours Award 2022

Professor Linda Chisholm


Congratulations to Professor Linda Chisholm – Awarded The SAERA Honours Award for 2022 for making an outstanding contribution to education research in South Africa.

The SAERA Research Honours award may be made annually to individuals or a research entity for an outstanding contribution to educational research in South Africa.  



1. Criteria for SAERA Research Honours Award

1.1 The individual/entity that has made a substantial contributed to the development of education research in South Africa over a sustained period of time. 

1.2 This substantial contribution over a sustained period of time could include research outputs (e.g. sustained, excellent post-graduate supervision; journal articles and book chapters; edited and sole authored books) and/or through service to education research (e.g. role in South African research associations; research innovation/management positions).

2. Eligibility

2.1 The nominee should be a South African citizen/permanent resident. If an entity is nominated, it should be registered in South Africa.

3. Process of Nomination

3.1 Any SAERA member may nominate an individual/entity for the award.

3.2 The following documents should be submitted to by 29 July 2023:

a. A completed nomination form signed by the nominator and nominee.

b. A nominator’s statement of maximum 1000 words in support of the nomination. The statement should clearly indicate how the nominee has contributed to the development of education research in South Africa.

c. Supporting documents may be attached to validate the statement if wished.

4. Evaluation Process

The evaluation panel will comprise two executive members of SAERA, plus two members nominated by the evaluation panel.  The panel will make recommendations of the awardee(s) to the full executive of SAERA, who will then make the final decision. 

5. Award

The SAERA Research Honours award will be presented at the annual conference. The recipient(s) will be expected to present an overview of their work at the conference. The recipient(s) will be sponsored for registration of the conference and will receive SAERA membership for the coming year.