SAERA Research Recognition Awards

Professor Felix Maringe
Professor Michael Samuel

Congratulations to Professor Felix Maringe and Professor Michael Samuel – Awarded the SAERA research recognition award for 2022. The SAERA research recognition award is an award given to individuals who have made an outstanding, distinctive contribution to education research.


1. Criteria for SAERA Research Recognition Award

1.1 A South African individual who has made an outstanding, distinctive contribution to a significant education issue that has national and/or global influence.

1.2 The outstanding, distinctive contribution could include research outputs, research opportunities and/or meaningful service to education research.

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 Recognition 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.