Herdsa 2009

Grants and Prizes

1. The University of Sydney, Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) 2009 Creative Presentation Award

The ITL Creative Presentation Award recognizes and encourages excellence in the scholarly communication of knowledge in a conference presentation. The purpose of the award is to foster engaging and innovative presentations at the HERDSA conference.

The award was launched at the 2005 HERDSA conference which aimed to create new spaces for conference participants to engage with presentations. The award recognizes that one of the ways in which this aim is achieved is through the ways in which conference papers are presented. This award encourages presenters to help achieve this aim and helps set a standard for future HERDSA conference presentations.

The award is open to all Research and Scholarly paper and Showcase sessions.

Prize: Free registration at 2010 HERDSA conference.

Process: The award is made based on the evaluation of the presentations by session chairs and three randomly selected session participants. The completed evaluations are considered by the conference organizing committee and the prize is awarded by a representative of the ITL at the closing session of the conference.

2. Taylor and Francis Prize for the best paper by a new researcher

Closing Date: 20 February 2009

Applications are invited for this Prize which will be presented at the 2009 HERDSA Conference. The purpose of the award is to foster original research by encouraging new and less experienced researchers. A prize of AUD$1000 will be awarded to the paper written by a new researcher (or researchers) which makes a significant contribution to research in the field of tertiary education. To nominate for the New Researcher Prize, see the conditions and procedures (PDF).

3. HERDSA Travel Awards for Postgraduate Students to attend the conference

Closing Date: 20 February 2009

To apply for a Travel Award see the conditions and procedures (PDF).

4. Edith Cowan University Authentic Learning Award

Closing Date: 20 February 2009

Applications are invited for the Edith Cowan University Authentic Learning Award which will be presented at the 2009 HERDSA Conference.

The purpose of the award is to promote the development of authentic learning environments in all facets of university teaching and learning, and to support the dissemination and publication of good practice associated with these environments.

An authentic learning environment can be described as one where activities represent the types of complex tasks performed by professionals in the field, rather than decontextualised or contrived activities. Students have access to supporting resources and engage in collaboration, articulation and reflection as they produce outcomes typical of quality performance.

The award will comprise a certificate and prize of $1000 and it will be awarded to the paper which in the opinion of a panel of judges makes a significant contribution to knowledge about authentic learning environments in higher education. To nominate for the Edith Cowan University Authentic Learning Award 2009, please refer to the conditions and procedures (PDF).