Best Research Paper Award

In order to encourage new researchers in education and social work, the Office of Doctoral Studies, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, will offer an award to a postgraduate research student. The award, for excellence in writing up and presenting a piece of education and/or social work research, consists of a certificate and a prize of $500.

As of 2017, the Best Research Paper Award will be presented as a yearly event. Submission of a 5000-word paper will be called for prior to the Semester Two forum. The winner will be announced after the keynote at the Semester Two forum.

Students who presented in Semester One, will be eligible to submit a paper for the award in Semester Two.

Be the next student to win the School's Best Research Paper Award!

What do you get?

  • affirmation of your excellent and superior academic writing skills

  • invitation to the next school scholarship and awards evening

  • a prize of $500!

  • certificate presented at the Research Students Forum

Click here for the full statement about the award. (pdf, 420KB)

Click here to download the application form. (doc, 240KB)

The deadline to submit the full paper is 5pm, Monday 9 October 2017.

The winner will be announced after the keynote presentation at the Research Students Forum


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