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The Review of Education Early Career Researchers Award 2021

This year Review of Education is seeking applications for two awards, each worth £2,500, from early career researchers in education. 

The awards will assist those at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, who may not hold a full-time permanent academic post, to continue their research activity in their particular field of interest. 

The funding associated with the award will support new scholars who have completed an ambitious and innovative research project in the course of their doctorate (PhD, DPhil or EdD) to achieve impact with that doctoral research, and/or to extend that research in a way that has potential to make a significant contribution to education.

The awardees will be expected to submit an article to Review of Education, based on their doctoral research and/or the work supported by the award. 

Who can apply?

The awards are for early career researchers, defined in this case as people who:

  • completed their doctorates within the last year (January 2020 or thereafter), or
  • have submitted their doctoral thesis and are awaiting their viva/results. 

These awards are open to all eligible applicants worldwide. Early career researchers from low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank, are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Criteria for selection

The editors of Review of Education will select the winners of the two awards on the basis of the quality of the proposal submitted and of the research they have conducted so far, particularly in terms of the significance of its contribution or potential contribution to the field of education.

 How to apply

All applicants should submit a summary of their doctoral study, up to 600 words in length, alongside a proposal for how they intend to use the award to further their research and/or its impact, of up to a further 400 words. Submissions should uploaded to the following link by March 10, 2021.

In addition to this, please email a one-page CV highlighting any research-relevant background, such as publications and research experience to