Emerald Group Publishing and the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) are delighted to offer a grant award for a doctoral research project in the field of education. The award recognizes excellence in research in the field of education.

The winner will receive a cash prize, an award certificate, free registration to a HETL conference where they will have the option to present their paper, and one free copy of an Emerald/HETL book. In addition to the research award it is also hoped that the findings of the research can be published in the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (JARHE).

Up to two Highly Commended Doctoral Research Awards will also be bestowed. Each winner will receive an award certificate and one free copy of an Emerald/HETL book.

The competition is open to anyone who has completed, or will complete, their doctorate between 1 October 2014 and 1 March 2018.


Awards topics:

The dissertation topics should be in the areas of higher education, teaching/instruction, learning, curriculum, assessment, service, or any directly related area such as educational leadership, management, policy, development, research, technology, internationalization, teacher preparation, counselling, etc. See Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education for topic examples.

Entries are judged on the following criteria:
1. Significance/implications for theory, practice, and policy.
2. Originality, innovation, and potential impact.
3. Appropriateness, application, and rigor of methodology.
4. Quality of data collection/analysis and research findings.

The closing date for applications is 1 March 2018. Winners will be announced in May 2018.

To apply, go to: http://www.emeraldgrouppublish ing.com/research/awards/hetl. htm

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