Call for papers – EECERA Annual Awards 2017
EECERA is pleased to announce that applications for the 2017 EECERA Student and Practitioner Research Awards are now being accepted.
The EECERA Student Research Award (pdf) is open to postgraduate students with appropriate status from any recognised university whose research is aimed at developing early childhood policy or practice. The EECERA Practitioner Research Award (pdf) is open to anyone working in an early years setting or other organisation working with young children.
The research is not restricted to any particular methodology and entries can be submitted by an individual or a group. The research project should be nearing completion or have been written up within the past three years. The research must be presented at the conference (and therefore a proposal needs to be submitted for presentation at EECERA by 3rd March 2017) and the awards ceremony will take place on the last day of the conference.
The 3000 word research report, along with two references, need to be submitted by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by midnight (GMT) 6th August 2017. All entries will be then scrutinised by the EECERA Awards Committee against a set of academic and scholarly criteria. The entries exhibiting the highest standards of scholarship and practitioner research originality will be awarded a certificate, free EECERA membership for a year and a subscription to two Taylor and Francis journals of their choice for one year.
EECERA will also, once again, award the ‘Best Published Paper’ (pdf) in the EECER Journal. The Award for 2017 is jointly sponsored by Routledge and EECERA. All authors who have published in the last completed EECERJ volume of published papers (Volume 24) are eligible for this award. The winning paper will also be chosen by the EECERA Awards Committee in August 2017 and announced at the conference in Bologna.