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Grants & Awards

The objectives of ATEA are:

To lead and facilitate teaching and research based continuing education and networking for teachers and teacher educators;

To assist teachers and teacher educators on the journey to reconciliation with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

To encourage and promote research and innovation in all aspects of teacher education;

To recognise innovative contributions to research, scholarship, service, and practice in teacher education;

To be an advocate for teacher education and the exchange of contemporary ideas to work to improve the professional status and welfare of teacher educators; and

To promote cooperation among teacher educators and relevant organisations internationally with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region and other settler-colonial societies.

TUH Health Fund Teacher Educator of the Year

The aim of the TUH Health Fund Teacher Educator of the Year Award is to recognise innovative and sustained teaching practices of a teacher educator at university level with national or at scale impact. Nominations will be accepted from academics at all career stages who have led and/or been significantly involved in the innovative and sustained teaching practices.

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 30 April 2024.

FOCUS

To recognise the innovative and sustained teaching practices of a teacher educator at university level with national or at scale impact.

Nominations will be accepted from academics of all career stages who have led and/or been significantly involved in the innovative sustained teaching practices.

PRIZE

:: Framed certificate presented at the ATEA Conference 2024 dinner

:: $5000 Courtesy of TUH Health Fund         https://tuh.com.au/

:: Complimentary ATEA membership for the 2024-2025 year

:: Complimentary registration to the ATEA Conference 2025

Total value $5800

The successful applicant is expected to attend the ATEA Conference 2024 to accept their award. In addition, there is an expectation of presenting their innovative and sustained teaching practices at the ATEA Conference 2025. Teacher education being evaluated must have taken place within an Australian university during 2023/2024.

APPLICATION

In no more than 4 pages:

  • The applicant should include their name, title, institution, role and contact details
  • Demonstrate their capacity to develop and incorporate innovative and sustained teaching practices with national or at scale impact
  • Provide a short case study (max. 500 words) outlining this/these innovative and sustained teaching practices
  • Provide evidence of national or at scale impact of this/these innovative and sustained teaching practices on student learning
  • Identify how the innovative and sustained teaching practices align with (one, some or all of) ATEA’s key objectives

In no more than 2 pages, include:

  • A maximum of two (2) testimonials (of no more than one A4 page each) in support of innovative and sustained teaching practices

CONDITIONS

  • The applicant must be a current financial member of ATEA. Details about ATEA, including membership, can be found HERE
  • The applicant must be currently employed at an Australian university.
  • The most recent evaluation of the innovative and sustained teaching practices must have taken place within an Australian university post 2020.
  • The successful applicant is expected to attend the ATEA Conference 2024 to accept their award. In addition, there is an expectation of presenting their innovative sustained teaching practices at the ATEA Conference 2025.
  • An abstract will be requested from the successful applicant for inclusion in the ATEA Conference 2025.

ATEA Research Recognition Award

ATEA is offering an opportunity for researchers to apply for an award that recognises and encourages a research project which supports the significance of 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 objectives.

The Research Recognition Award is for research that has already been, planned, or is currently being conducted.

Planned research should be a project that can be completed in a one-year timeframe from July, in line with the annual ATEA national conference.

This award is open to individual academics or teams of academics who hold a PhD/EdD at any stage of their career inclusive of early career and sessional academics.

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2024.

FOCUS

To recognise and encourage a research project which supports the significance of teacher educators.

The focal project may be research that has already been, planned, or is currently being conducted.

Planned research should be a project that can be completed in a one-year timeframe from July, in line with the annual ATEA national conference.

This award is open to individual academics or teams of academics who hold a PhD/EdD at any stage of their career inclusive of early career and sessional academics.

PRIZE

Framed certificate presented at the ATEA conference 2024 dinner

$2500 grant for research support, courtesy of ATEA

Complimentary ATEA membership for the 2024-2025 year

Complimentary registration for the ATEA Conference 2025

Total value $3300

Note: If a team of researchers are successful, only one complimentary ATEA membership for the 2023-2024 year and one complimentary ATEA Conference 2024 registration will be awarded.

The successful applicant(s) are expected to attend the ATEA Conference 2024 to accept their award. In addition, there is an expectation of presenting their research project findings at the ATEA Conference 2025. On completion of the research project, the successful applicant(s) are encouraged to seek publication of their work in the Association’s journal, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE).

APPLICATION

In no more than 4 pages, include:

  • The applicant(s) name and title; role and institution; contact details
  • Research project information:
    – Project title
    – Project summary
    – Research question(s)
    – Research background, rationale and significance. The context of the research; the background to the research; consideration of relevant background literature; how the project will contribute to pre- or in-service teacher professional learning.
    – Conceptual and/or theoretical framework. A brief account of how the research study will be conceptualised and/or theorised
    – Research method. Description of how the research question will be explored; what types of data will be collected and used; how the data will be analysed, and how the findings will be presented.
    – Ethics approval(s), if relevant identify any ethics approval/s that are required, and who is responsible for organising these approvals.
    – Timeframe. How the project will be completed in a one-year timeframe from July, in line with the annual ATEA conference.
    – Budget. Indicate how the funds awarded will be used to support the research.
  • Identify how the aims of the research align with (one, some or all of) ATEA’s key objectives (listed above)
  • Outline any future directions identified and/or any further research undertaken from the findings from this research

CONDITIONS

  • The applicant must be a current financial member of ATEA. Details about ATEA, including membership, can be found HERE
  • The successful applicant is expected to attend the ATEA Conference 2024 to accept their award. In addition, there is an expectation of presenting their research project findings at the ATEA Conference 2025.
  • On completion of the research project, the researcher(s) are encouraged to seek publication of their work in the Association’s journal, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE).
  • An abstract will be requested from the successful applicant for inclusion in the ATEA Conference 2025.

ATEA Early Career Researcher Grant

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. The grant will support a research project that can be completed in a one-year timeframe from July, in line with the annual ATEA conference.

Early career researcher is defined as researchers who have been awarded a doctorate within five years, or longer if combined with periods of significant career interruption.

This grant is open to early career researchers with a PhD/EdD who are sessional, fixed term or continuing teacher education academics.

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2024.

FOCUS

To support an early career researcher (ECR) to develop their capacity by working on a project based around teacher education.

To support a research project that can be completed in a one-year timeframe from July, in line with the annual ATEA national conference.

This grant is open to early career researchers with a PhD/EdD who are sessional, fixed term or continuing teacher education academics.

Early career researcher is defined as researchers who have been awarded a doctorate within five years, or longer if combined with periods of significant career interruption.

PRIZE

Framed certificate presented at the ATEA conference 2024 dinner

$2000 grant for research support, courtesy of ATEA

Complimentary ATEA membership for the 2024-2025 year

Complimentary registration for the ATEA Conference 2025

Total value $2800

The successful applicant is expected to attend the ATEA Conference 2024 to accept their award. In addition, there is an expectation of presenting their research project findings at the ATEA Conference 2025. On completion of the research project, the successful applicant(s) are encouraged to seek publication of their work in the Association’s journal, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE).

APPLICATION

In no more than 4 pages:

  • The applicant’s name and title; role and institution; contact details
  • Date of completion of PhD, or other explanation, to demonstrate ECR status
  • Research project information:

– Project title
– Project summary
– Research question(s)
– Research background, rationale and significance. The context of the research; the background to the research; consideration of relevant background literature; how the project will contribute to pre- or in-service teacher professional learning.
– Conceptual and/or theoretical framework. A brief account of how the research study will be conceptualised and/or theorised.
– Research method. Description of how the research question will be explored; what types of data will be collected and used; how the data will be analysed, and how the findings will be presented.
– Ethics approval(s), if relevant identify any ethics approval/s that are required, and who is responsible for organising these approvals.
– Timeframe. How the project will be completed in a one-year timeframe from July, in line with the annual ATEA conference.
– Budget. Indicate how the funds awarded will be used to support the research.

  • Identify how the aims of the research align with (one, some or all of) ATEA’s key objectives (listed above)
  • Outline any future directions identified and/or any further research undertaken from the findings from this research

CONDITIONS

  • The applicant must be a current financial member of ATEA. Details about ATEA, including membership, can be found HERE
  • The applicant must be an early career researcher.
  • The successful applicant is expected to attend the ATEA conference 2024 to accept their award. In addition, there is an expectation of presenting their research project findings at the ATEA Conference 2025.
  • On completion of the research project, the successful applicant is encouraged to seek publication of their work in the Association’s journal, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE).
  • An abstract will be requested from the successful applicant for inclusion in the ATEA Conference 2024.

ACER Teacher Education Partnership Grant

The ACER Teacher Education Partnership Grant is to support a Higher Education-based teacher educator to conduct a partnership project 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 project. The project may be a research project, learning and teaching project, community project or a professional learning program.

The partnership project will align to ATEA’s key objectives (one, some or all) and the school/Early Learning Centre’s priority/priorities (one, some or all). Partnership projects are particularly encouraged that align to the ATEA key objective of assisting teachers and teacher educators on the journey to reconciliation with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The planned partnership project should be a project that can be completed in a one-year timeframe from July, in line with the annual ATEA national conference.

FOCUS

To support higher education-based teacher educators to conduct a partnership project with teachers and educators in schools or Early Childhood Centres.

The grant will support the teacher and their academic partner to demonstrate outcomes from the partnership project.

PRIZE

Framed certificate presented at the ATEA conference 2024 dinner

$5000 grant for research support, courtesy of ACER

Complimentary ATEA membership for the 2024-2025 year

Complimentary registration for the ATEA Conference 2025

Total value $5800

APPLICATION

In no more than 4 pages, include:

  • Higher Education-based teacher educator’s name and title; role and institution; contact details
  • Teacher partner’s name and title; role and institution; contact details
  • Partnership project information:
    – Project title
    – Project summary
    – Project background, rationale and significance. The context of the project; the background to the project; consideration of relevant background literature; how the project will contribute to pre- or in-service teacher professional learning.
    – Ethics approval(s), if relevant identify any ethics approval/s that are required, and who is responsible for organising these approvals.
    – Timeframe. How the project will be completed in a one-year timeframe from July, in line with the annual ATEA conference.
    – Budget. Indicate how the funds awarded will be used to support the project.
    – Higher Education-based teacher educator’s role. Outline the role the Higher Education-based teacher educator will play in the project.
    – Teacher partner’s role. Outline the role the teacher partner will play in the project.
    – Intended outcomes of the partnership project.
  • Identify how the aims of the project align with (one, some or all of) ATEA’s key objectives (listed above)
  • Identify how the aims of the project align with (one, some or all of) the school/Early Learning Centre priority/priorities.

In no more than 1 page, please provide:
School partner Principal/Centre Director’s letter of support for the project including addressing the alignment to the school/Early Learning Centre priority/priorities.

CONDITIONS

  • Both the Higher Education-based teacher educator applicant and their school/Early Childhood teacher partner applicant must be current financial members of ATEA. Details about ATEA, including membership, can be found HERE
  • The successful higher-education based teacher educator applicant is expected to attend the ATEA Conference 2024 to accept their award. In addition, there is an expectation of presenting their partnership outcomes at the ATEA Conference 2025. The school/early childhood teacher partner is encouraged to also attend the ATEA conference 2024 to accept their award and present at the ATEA Conference 2025.
  • On completion of the partnership project, the partnership team are encouraged to share their outcomes through the ATEA website and/or seek publication of their work in the Association’s journal, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (APJTE).
  • An abstract will be requested from the successful applicant for inclusion in the ATEA Conference 2025.