Nominate your students! UKLA Student Research Award The UKLA Student Research Award is awarded annually. The award is given for an outstanding student dissertation at under-graduate, post-graduate 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. Criteria for Consideration for the Award The nominee for the award must be a UKLA member. The dissertation must be solely student-authored. The research must have been conducted, at least in part, after August 1, 2007. The application for the award (obtain this from the committee chair or the website) must be accompanied by a sponsorship form (included with Award application materials) which outlines the support of the student's own institution. This would normally be the dissertation supervisor. Application materials, including the application form signed by the supervising tutor or a relevant member of department, a cover sheet, and an abstract of the dissertation, must be received by November 10, 2008 by the UKLA Research Convenor: Guy Merchant Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University, 51-53 Broomgrove Road, Sheffield S1 1WB firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be assessed by the UKLA sub-committee and a short- list will be drawn up. The complete works short-listed will then be requested as electronic Microsoft Word files. The successful applicant will be selected on November 16 at a meeting of the UKLA Research Sub-committee. Review categories include: Significance Rationale Methodology or theoretical soundness Analysis and presentation of results or concepts Quality of writing Contribution to the field Applicants will be notified of results by the end of December, 2008. The award will be presented at the International Conference in July, 2009 at which the applicant will present the results of the study. UKLA will fund Saturday registration, travel and attendance at the Conference dinner for the successful applicant.
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