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BERA Awards

Every year BERA recognises excellence by awarding our annual fellowships and awards to BERA members who exemplify the very best in educational research.  In addition we offer bursaries and grants through a number of schemes to enable BERA members to undertake valuable work in the field.

Current Awards


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BERA Doctoral Thesis Award

Closes 12 Jan 2022

Every year BERA recognises academic excellence and rigour in research by a Doctoral student. This underscores BERA’s commitment to developing capacity, advancing quality and...



BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award

Closes 15 Oct 2021

The BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award recognises and celebrates the impact of research and practice in the education community and how both have demonstrably engaged the public.



BERA Masters Dissertation Award

Every year BERA recognises academic excellence and rigour in research by a Master of Education student. This underscores BERA’s commitment to developing capacity, advancing quality and...



BERA Small Grants Fund

BERA Council is pleased to issue a call for proposals for the BERA Small Grants Fund 2021/22. This year, we would like the projects to focus on the theme of ‘race and education’. We are...


BCF Curriculum Investigation Grant

The BCF Curriculum Investigation Grant is intended to support research led by schools and colleges with a focus on curriculum inquiry and investigation. The grant, awarded biennially, is worth up...



BERA 2021 Undergraduate Award

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


BJET Early Career International Fellowship 2021

Applications are invited for the British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) Early Career International Fellowship. This one-year fellowship, which includes funding of up to £5,000, will be...


Annual Conference Bursaries

We are offering the following bursaries to attend the BERA Conference 2021 if your abstract is accepted: Student bursaries Prize details: Complimentary...


The BJET Fellowship

The BJET Fellowship is awarded biennially to an individual with the most compelling proposal for a piece of research in the field of educational technology. The Fellowship lasts for one year and...


BERA Research Commissions 2020/2022

The aim of the BERA Research Commissions is to identify and address issues of current importance to the study and practice of education which may have future consequences for the discipline and...


BERA International Representation Funding Scheme

One of the most important drivers of BERA’s international strategy is to facilitate exchanges of ideas and understandings between colleagues in different regions. This strategy acknowledges the...


Event bursaries 2020

The BERA Early Career Researcher Network offers a limited amount of bursaries to the value of £75 towards travel for BERA Student Members only to most of our events. This has now been extended to...


BERA Doctoral Fellowship

In 2019 and 2020 BERA will invite applications for two doctoral fellowships for students commencing their studies at a UK institution within the 2019/2020 academic year.  In 2019 a fellowship...


BERA John Nisbet Fellowship

Since 2014 BERA has awarded the John Nisbet Fellowship to one or more people who are deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to educational research over their career. Named in honour of...


BERJ Editors’ Choice Award

2019 BERJ Editor’s Choice Award Joint winners:  Neil Harrison & Richard Waller, for ‘Challenging discourses of aspiration: The role of expectations and attainment in access to higher...