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2019 BERA Masters and Doctoral Awards Now Open

Every year BERA recognises academic excellence and rigour in research by a Masters of Education student and a Doctoral student. This underscores BERA’s commitment to developing capacity, advancing quality and methodological originality within the field of educational research.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should be a be fully paid up member of BERA at the time of nomination and judging.
  • The institution at which the student submitted their dissertation should have confirmed the degree awarded by 31st December 2018; i.e this award is awarded to education students who have completed their doctorate in the previous year (2018).


  • £500
  • A 1,000 word double page spread to be featured in Research Intelligence.
  • A complimentary registration at BERA Conference 2019.
  • A BERA Blog


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
  • New area of research
  • Methodological originality
  • Significant conceptual or theoretical contribution to its field
  • (Potential) impact for policy-makers, practitioners and other research users

To apply visit the link below. Your supervisor must send a supporting statement to accompany your online application.

The deadline for applications is 5pm January 12th, 2019

Find out more about the Doctoral Thesis Award

Find out more about the Masters Dissertation Award