UKLA Student Research Prize

Our award for an outstanding student dissertation at undergraduate, postgraduate or higher degree level

Cathy Burnett with Student Research Prize Winners 2017 Grace Balchin and Angela Colvert
Cathy Burnett with Student Research Prize Winners 2017 Grace Balchin and Angela Colvert

The UKLA Student Research Prize is awarded annually. The award is given for an outstanding student dissertation at undergraduate, postgraduate 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. 

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Applications will be assessed by the UKLA sub-committee and a shortlist will be drawn up. The complete works shortlisted will then be requested as electronic Microsoft Word files.

Applicants will be notified of results by the end of March following the year of nomination. The winners will be given the opportunity to attend the next UKLA conference to receive their prize and to present their research. UKLA will fund Saturday registration, travel and attendance at the Conference dinner for the successful applicant. It is necessary therefore to check that the nominee is able to attend.