BR&PP Award 2016

EAPRIL Best Research & Practice Project Award 2016

We are proud to present you the first call for the 5th EAPRIL Best Research & Practice Project Award, which will be awarded at our 2016 Conference (November 22-25).

The EAPRIL Best Research and Practice Project Award recognises the best project by practitioner researchers in the field of education, learning and instruction, and training and development. If you are managing or taking part in a research project of which you think it will contribute to educational practice and the EAPRIL community, we encourage you to submit your project. Please fill out the application form and send this back to the EAPRIL office ( by June 1, 2016.

The awarding committee, which exists of an external jury of experts that are active in various fields and different institutions, will evaluate the applications on the basis of the following criteria.

  • How did research and/or practice contribute to and/or support the project?
  • How is the project responding to a real need in the field? That is, what is the articulation and impact of the project in the field?
  • What type of network did you establish? How strong is this network and how well did it work?
  • What is the collective and/or shared development of researchers and practitioners involved in this project?
  • What kind of products did the project have as output, e.g. publications, tools, websites, presentations, … (i.e. degree of dissemination)
  • What is the sustainability of these products?

The awarding committee will make a selection of best projects ahead of the conference. These shortlisted projects will be invited to present their project at the 2016 Conference by means of a presentation during the plenary Best Research & Practice Project Award sessions. Moreover, the participants are asked to prepare a poster to present their project ahead of the conference, which will be published online before the start of the conference. Finally, a short elevator pitch presentation at the opening session is encouraged. As a result, the shortlisted project will be given as much exposure as possible. On the basis of these presentations, the awarding committee will decide on the winner of the 2016 Best Research & Practice Project Award.

This awarding procedure will take place during the closing session of the conference. The applicant of the winning project will be awarded with the EAPRIL Best Research & Practice Project Award, a certificate, a one year free membership and a free conference ticket for the next EAPRIL conference. Registration and participation at the full conference of at least one representative of the applying project is required in order to compete for this Award.

The application deadline for this Award is June 1, 2016. The EAPRIL office will contact you by mid July 2016 to inform you whether your project has been shortlisted.

Take this chance and benefit from the exposure and plenty of dissemination opportunities that the Award will bring. Are you still doubting whether you would apply or not? Check out our interview with the winner of 2015, Kim Schildkamp and her team. Perhaps their experiences can convince you to submit your project.

We wish you and your team the best of luck and hope to receive your submission!