SAERA Research Honours

SAERA Research Honours Award 2023

Professor Jonathan Jansen


Congratulations to Professor Jonathan Jansen – Awarded the SAERA Honours Award for 2023 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 nominee will be invited to present their research at the annual conference.

3.3 The following documents should be submitted to by 29th July 2024:

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. The curriculum vitae of the nominee, and in the instance where a research entity is nominated, information about that entity in the form of its constitution, website or any other relevant details that describe it. 

4. Evaluation process

The SAERA executive will appoint a review panel, consisting of the deputy president of SAERA, two executive members of SAERA and two non-executive members of SAERA. The review panel will then make a recommendation on the award to the full executive of SAERA. 

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.

Professor Linda Chisholm