2018 Grants Information

Early Career Researcher Grant

Australian Teacher Education Association

The ATEA Early Career Researcher Grant is to support an early career researcher (ECR) to develop their capacity by encouraging them to work on a project based around teacher education with a more experienced mid- to late-career teacher education researcher (henceforth, ‘mentor’).  The grant will support a research project that can be completed in a one-year timeframe from July, in line with the annual ATEA national conference.

A grant of $2,000 for research support, as well as complimentary registration for the 2019 ATEA conference will be awarded to the successful applicant. The total value of the grant (money and conference registration) is $2,800.

The successful applicant will be required to present their work at the 2019 ATEA conference and, on completion of the project, is encouraged to seek publication of their work in the Association’s journal, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE).  Submitted articles will be subject to the regular APJTE review processes.

Written proposals of no more than four pages in total should include the information listed under “Proposal” below. The closing date for applications is Monday 19 February 2018.

Teacher Education Partnership Grant

Australian Teacher Education Association

The ATEA Teacher Education Partnership Grant is to support a Higher Education-based teacher educator to conduct a partnership with a teacher in a school or Early Childhood Centre. The grant will support the teacher educator and their school / Early Childhood partner to demonstrate outcomes from the partnership. The total value of the grant is $2600, consisting of $500 for research expenses for a Higher Education-based teacher educator and $500 for their school / Early Childhood Centre teacher partner as well as complimentary conference registrations at the 2019 ATEA conference.

Successful applicants will be required to present their work at the 2019 ATEA conference and, on completion of the project, are encouraged to seek publication of their work in the Association’s journal, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE). Submitted articles will be subject to the regular APJTE review process.

Written proposals of no more than four pages in total should include the information listed under “Proposal” below. The closing date for applications is Monday 19 February 2018. Applications and the partner school Principal / Centre Director’s letter of support, in word or pdf, are to be forwarded by email attachment to: awards@atea.edu.au

2018 Awards Information

Teacher Educator of the Year Award: 2018

Teacher’s Mutual Bank/Australian Teacher Education Association

The aim of the Teachers Mutual Bank – ATEA Teacher Educator of the Year Award is to encourage and recognise innovative teaching practices of a teacher educator at university level. Nominations are accepted from scholars whose primary activity is teaching in undergraduate or postgraduate Teacher Education.

Written applications of no more than four pages in total (not including testimonial/s) should address the selection criteria listed below. The closing date for applications is  Monday 19 February 2018.

Selection Criteria
In no more than four pages (not including testimonials), the applicant should:

  • Demonstrate their capacity to develop and incorporate learning and teaching innovation(s) or initiative(s) through, e.g., an innovation in a curriculum area; an inventive or powerful assessment approach; or a cogent professional development initiative
  • Provide a short case study (max. 500 words) outlining this/these learning and teaching innovation(s) or initiative(s)
  • Provide evidence of impact of this/these learning and teaching innovation(s) or initiative(s) on student learning
  • Include a maximum of two (2) testimonials (of no more than one A4 page each) in support of the learning and teaching innovation(s) or initiative(s)
    The applicants should include their name, title, institution, role and contact details in the application.

Research Recognition Awards for Early Career Researchers 

Australian Teacher Education Association

ATEA is offering an opportunity for early career researchers (ECR) to apply for an award that recognises high quality research pertaining to teaching and teacher education. This initiative aligns with ATEA’s focus on promoting research on teaching and teacher education as a core endeavour, and applicants should identify how the aims of their research align with ATEA’s key priorities.

The Research Award for an Early Career Researcher is for research that has already been conducted and disseminated. The total value of the award is $2,800 which include $2,000, and complimentary registration at the 2017 ATEA Conference. The recipient will be expected to present their research at the 2018 national conference to be held in Melbourne from 4-6th July. A conference abstract will be requested from the successful recipient after the award has been decided.

Written applications of no more than four pages in total should include the information listed under “Application” below. The closing date for applications is Monday 19 February 2018.

Application
In no more than four pages, please provide the following information:
• The applicant’s name and title, role and institution, and contact details
• The aims of the research and links to ATEA’s key priorities:

  • State succinctly the aims of the research that has been conducted and disseminated
  • Identify how the aims of the research align with (one, some or all of) ATEA’s key priorities (listed below)

• Findings and impact

  • Outline the key findings of the research and their application to teaching and teacher education
  • Outline the key impacts the research had on teaching/teacher education

• Dissemination of findings

  • Describe how the findings from this research were disseminated

• Publications

  • List any journal articles, conference presentations, etc. arising from this research

• Future directions

  • Outline any future directions identified and/or any further research undertaken as a result of the findings from this particular research

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