UKLA Student Research Prize 2019

UKLA Student Research Prize The UKLA Student Research Prize is awarded annually. The award is given for an outstanding student dissertation at undergraduate, post-graduate or higher degree level undertaken at a UK institution. The deadline is 1 November 2019.

The UKLA Student Research Prize is awarded annually. The award is given for an outstanding student dissertation at under-graduate, post-graduate or higher degree level undertaken at a UK institution. Studies using any research approach (ethnographic, experimental, historical, etc.) are encouraged. Each study is assessed in the light of the chosen approach, the scholarly quality of its report, and its contribution to the field of literacy.

Criteria for Consideration for the Prize

  • The nominee for the award must be a UKLA member
  • The dissertation must be solely student-authored
  • The dissertation should be nominated within a year of completion
  • The application for the award must be made using the online application form and contain a 100 word supporting statement from the supervising tutor.

The application must be submitted by November 1st. Applications will be assessed by the UKLA Research sub-committee. Hard and soft copies of shortlisted work will be requested. The successful applicant(s) will be selected at the March Research sub-committee meeting.

Review categories include:

  • Significance
  • Rationale
  • Methodology or theoretical soundness
  • Analysis and presentation of results or concepts
  • Quality of writing
  • Contribution to the field

Applicants will be notified of results by the end of March.

The prize will be presented at the annual July International Conference, at which the winners will be invited to present their work. UKLA will fund one day’s registration, travel (within the UK) and attendance at the conference dinner for the winner(s) and their supervisor(s).

Applicants will be notified of results by the end of March.

The prize will be presented at the annual July International Conference, at which the winners will present their work. UKLA will fund Saturday registration, travel and attendance at the Conference dinner for the winners.

Further Enquiries:

Clare Dowdall - [email protected] (Co-convenor Research sub-committee)