The 3rd edition of the EAPRIL Best Research & Practice Project Award 2014

The EAPRIL Best Research & Practice Project Award aims to recognise 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 project of which you think it will contribute to educational practice and the entire EAPRIL community, we encourage to submit your project!


Application and nomination process 2014:


  • Project participants are required to fill out the electronic application form (or see link below), which can be found on the website, which they should send back to the EAPRIL office ( The person who sends the application form will be considered to be the main applicant and will be the first point of contact between the EAPRIL office and the other project participants. The deadline for submitting a project is June 12, 2014 (Extended Deadline June 18, 2014), after which tahe awarding committee will start reviewing all applications.

Awarding Committee

  • The Awarding Committee consists of  the chair of EAPRIL, two members of the EAPRIL Executive Board, one member of the local organising committee, and the winner of previous year (i.e. 5 members). All projects are thus selected and evaluated by a group of professionals active in various fields and different institutions, both within and out of the EAPRIL organisation. During the conference, the jury will attend the award-related activities in order to make their final decision.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection criteria include but are not limited to …

a. How did research and/or practice contribute to and/or suppor the project?

b. 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?

c. What type of network is established? How strong is this network and how well did it work?

d. What is the collective and/or shared development of researchers and practitioners involved in this project?

e. What kind of products did the project have as output, e.g. publications, tools, websites, presentations, … (i.e. degree of dissemination)?

f.  What is the sustainability of these products?

Preference will be given to projects which combine the above criteria in the best fashion.


  • Out of the overall number of submitted projects, the committee will select the best projects before the start of the conference. The nominated projects will be informed by e-mail in the beginning of July 2014. Please note that for your project to be considered for the award, registration and participation at the conference is mandatory. As various Award presentations and activities are scheduled on various days of the conference, nominees are expected to attend the whole EAPRIL conference in order to continue with their application and nomination. 

Presentations at 2014 Conference

  • During the 2014 conference, the nominated projects will be asked to present their project via an elevator pitch presentation during the opening session on Tuesday. Furthermore, the nominees are asked to present their project video-poster during an interactive video-poster session, as well as to present their projects next to another in-depth during one Special Plenary Award Session during on of the following days. The awarding committee will attend these sessions, after which a deliberation is planned. The video-posters will be published on the EAPRIL Conference Website ahead of the conference. As a result, all nominated projects will be provided with a maximum extent of exposure in the community. The winner of the 2014 Best Research & Practice Project Award will be announced and awarded during the Closing Session on Friday afternoon November 28, 2014.

Important deadlines

  • Application Deadline – June 12, 2014 -> EXTENDED Deadline June 18
  • Communication decision Awarding Committee – July 1, 2014
  • Confirming EAPRIL Conference participation to EAPRIL office ( – September 1, 2014
  • Sending in video-poster to EAPRIL Office – September 19, 2014
  • EAPRIL Conference particpation – November 25 – 28, 2014

 The winner of the 3nd EAPRIL Best Research and Practice Project Award

The winning project will be awarded with the EAPRIL Best Research & Practice Project Award, a certificate, a one year free EAPRIL membership and a free conference ticket for the next EAPRIL conference.

Please download the application form here (Applications now closed!)

Doubting whether you should apply for the EAPRIL Best Research and Practice Project Award or not? Read the experiences of the previous winners, and be convinced!

Read the interview with Annette Hilton & Geoff Hilton here (2nd edition Best Research & Practice Project Award, 2013)

Read the interview with Luc Nijs here (1st edition Best Research & Practice Project Award, 2012)