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The British Educational Research Association (BERA) invites nominations for its public engagement and impact award. This recognises and celebrates the impact of research and practice in the education community and how they have demonstrably engaged the public. Applications are sought from:

  • individuals or teams whose educational research work has shown demonstrable public engagement or impact;
  • practitioners or researchers whose work is grounded in educational research and has led to demonstrable public engagement or impact;
  • those whose activities have boosted public engagement with educational research or its impact, or whose efforts have increased recognition and support for education research in public.

The primary applicant must be a BERA member.

Two awards, worth £500 each are available. One is given to an individual’s research and the other for a team of researchers. The winners will also have a featured article in BERA’s magazine.

Judging Criteria:

  • Relevance of the work to the strategic objectives of BERA
  • Quality of the work undertaken to facilitate public engagement/realise impact
  • Originality of the approach adopted in engaging the public/realising impact
  • Significance and contribution of the work (e.g. evidence of impact for stakeholders/research users – such as children and young people, practitioners, policy-makers)

Deadline is Friday 2 October.

Full details and application