BERA SAGE Public Impact Award 2016 now open for nominations!


The nominations for this year’s BERA SAGE Public Impact Award are now open!  A reflection of our shared goal to recognise and celebrate the impact that educational research has both in the field and beyond, the award champions the value that educational research holds within society.

This is the second year for the BERA SAGE Public Impact Award, but whilst this award is relatively new, it is a continuation of an eight year collaborative history between SAGE and BERA to support and recognise the application of research in practice.

The first recipient of the award in 2015 was Professor Robin Alexander for his initiation and leadership of the Cambridge Primary Review (CPR) and the Cambridge Primary Review Trust (CPTR). On winning the award Robin commented:

“I’m delighted that the significance of the Cambridge Primary Review has been recognised by this important new award. It’s nearly ten years since CPR began its campaign to bring independent evidence to bear on key questions about what is and what ought to be in primary education. The Review’s real and lasting impact has been clearly seen among teachers and in CPRT’s regional networks and alliance of schools dedicated to realising CPR’s vision. But we continue to collect and assess evidence, and by next year will have 12 new research reports alongside the completion of a major ‘what works’ project with the Educational Endowment Foundation. Our thanks to BERA and SAGE for launching this award and for recognising our work.”

What’s the prize?

From SAGE Publishing the winner will receive a £500 cash prize as well as £500 worth of SAGE books.  In addition, BERA will publish a BERA Blog post or article in Research Intelligence from the winning individual/team.

How do you enter?

Contact for a nomination form, which will need to be returned to by the deadline with supporting documents.

Nominations are open from today (Friday May 20th) to Friday June 20th 2016.

Find out more about the awards here including criteria for entry.

Good luck to all those entering! We can’t wait to hear about your exceptional research and celebrate the importance that educational research holds in society.

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