Award for Engineering Education Research Design

About this Award

Award for rigorous, innovative and transferable research design in the field of Engineering Education. Applicants may be individual or small teams.

2022 Nominations Open 1 March 2022
Judging Criteria
Submission Guidelines

Judging Criteria

  • Focus and relevance – state clearly the questions or propositions addressed and the significance of the research to engineering education research or practice.
  • Context and contribution – situate the research within relevant bodies of knowledge and describe how it contributes to new knowledge (Note: the relevant body of knowledge should be wider than engineering education and relates to the wider context of education research, frameworks, methodologies, etc.).
  • Research validity/credibility and reliability/dependability – describe research designs, methods, theories, and/or practices appropriate to the research performed or planned and the transportability of the processes (research validity and reliability or credibility and dependability).
  • Results and generalisability/transferability – present original ideas or results of general significance supported by clear reasoning and compelling evidence.
  • Clarity and readability – exhibit clear, concise, and precise exposition that appeals to a broad readership interested in engineering education research and practice, and provide tables and figures, as needed, that meaningfully add to the narrative.

Submission Guidelines

You must provide the following for your submission:

  • Profile image
  • Short biography (200 words)
  • Abstract summarising nomination (150 words)
  • For team nominations: Statement communicating the percent contribution of each team member and a summary of what each team member’s contribution was to the substantive work.
  • Statement addressing the criteria (maximum of five A4 pages with minimum 12-point font)


$2500, plus a framed certificate

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