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BERA Undergraduate Award

Coming 2021…..

This award is for undergraduate students who have completed their undergraduate degree in a field related to educational research.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The institution at should have confirmed the degree awarded by 31st December 2020; i.e this award is awarded to education students who have completed their doctorate in the previous year (2020).


  • £250
  • BERA Membership (If you are already a BERA member, you will be given a second free years membership)

Application Details

Application for the award should consist of

  1. A submitted nomination on the BERA website
  2. Supporting documents
    1. A 600 word abstract of your  undergraduate dissertation
    2. The dissertation
    3. A headshot we can use on the BERA website

 After submitting your application below please email these documents to PDFs will not be accepted.


Nominations will be scored by a BERA selection panel. The panel’s judgement will be framed by the following criteria:

  • Research quality (including rigour, transparency and validity)
  • Novelty of research area
  • Methodological originality
  • Significant conceptual or theoretical contribution
  • Potential impact of research (for practitioners, policy-makers and other research users such as children and young people)


This Award will open March 2021.