SASP Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award

The Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award highlights outstanding student research conducted by postgraduate student members of SASP. This year, up to three awards will be given out: one First Place award ($500) and up to two Runner-Up awards ($250 each). The selection panel will select up to six student finalists to present their research at a special SASP webinar on Wednesday 30th June 2021.

Award eligibility:

1.  Be enrolled in a postgraduate program at time of submission

2.  Be a student member of SASP

3.  Be available to present their research on Wednesday 30th June 2021

How to apply

  • Please read the following requirements carefully.
  • Your application must include all three of the following AS ONE DOCUMENT:

(1) A page with your name, contact information (phone, address, e-mail address), school affiliation, current enrolment status, and title of your research project.

(2) A page with an abstract of up to 200 words summarising the research. 

(3) A research summary limited to 500 words single-spaced on a single A4 page (12-point Times New Roman font) detailing Purpose, Brief Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion/Implications. The summary can include up to two Tables and/or Figures and/or extracts from qualitative interview transcripts that are not included in the word count and may be included on additional pages (that’s 2 in total). A reference list is not required. Omit the author’s name and school affiliation within the research summary and abstract, BUT include the title of the submission in the header of every page.

In short, that’s 3 separate pages in the ONE document (with the allowance of 1-2 extra pages for 2 tables and/or figures in total or transcript extracts).

Applications can only be submitted electronically as an e-mail attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to by Friday 30th April, 2021. Please write “SASP2021 OPRA” as the subject of the email. Unfortunately, late submissions will not be considered.

Selection process

  • Up to six finalists will be chosen based on the merits of the entire application. In previous years, finalists have submitted applications based on projects that [a] are programmatic (i.e., multi-study papers that build on each other), [b] theoretically innovative, and [c] communicate the implications (theoretical and/or practical) of the results.
  • Finalists and non-finalists will be notified by late-May, 2021.

Good luck!

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