HERDSA Annual Conference

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HERDSA offers an annual international conference on topical teaching and learning issues with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, exchange ideas about teaching and learning and learn about current developments from experienced researchers and practitioners.

The 2019 HERDSA Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Prizes and awards 

HERDSA Conference 2019

Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

2-5 July 2019. Auckland, New Zealand

HERDSA prize for best presentation by a student ($450)

(Judged by Head of Professional Learning Portfolio during the conference)

The purpose of the prize is to encourage students to disseminate their work at national and international higher education conferences. Applicants must be presenting a showcase at the HERDSA conference in order to be eligible for this prize.

  •  Presenters will be judged on their ability to effectively communicate as well as on the academic content of their presentation.
  • The prize ($450) will be awarded at the annual HERDSA Conference and is usually presented at the closing ceremony of the conference & awarded the certificate.

HERDSA prize for best poster ($300)

All posters are eligible for this prize of $300. The purpose of the prize is to promote and recognise excellence in the ability to visually communicate ideas, findings or outcomes related to tertiary education.

Posters will be assessed by all conference delegates – on both the ability to visually communicate as well as on the academic content of the poster.

The best poster prize will be awarded to the poster that receives the highest number of votes, with a runner-up prize to the second-highest poster.

Conference participants can vote using the conference mobile app which will work on any smartphone, tablet, or computer connected to the internet (a paper-based form will also be available).

 

Travel grants

HERDSA Conference 2019

Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

2-5 July 2019. Auckland, New Zealand

HERDSA student travel grant (up to $1000)

Deadline for applications is 13 May 2019

A travel grant of up to $1,000 is available to provide support for an undergraduate or postgraduate student to attend and participate in the HERDSA conference.

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • Can demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. geographical location or other personal circumstances).
  • Are able to attend the full conference.
  • Have an accepted conference presentation based on their research or project.
  • Are the sole author of the presentation rather than a joint author (if joint, indicate percentage contribution).
  • Are willing to write a contribution to HERDSA Connect  or other HERDSA publication if asked.
  • Have had limited, or no, opportunities to attend similar conferences.
  • Have not previously received a HERDSA-related travel grant.

To apply, download the student travel grant application form that addresses all the criteria above and email to office@herdsa.org.au. Also submit a supporting letter from the applicant’s research supervisor, including a statement indicating that the applicant complies with the criteria.

 

Taylor & Francis Conference Grant (up to $500)

Deadline for applications is 13 May 2019

Taylor & Francis, the publishers of HERDSA’s journal Higher Education Research & Development(HERD) is a sponsor of the annual HERSDA conference. As part of that sponsorship, HERDSA is able to offer three travel grants of up to $500 per applicant to support HERDSA members attend the annual HERDSA conference. Awards will be payable in Australian dollars and are to be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.

Eligibility

The travel grants are open to all current HERDSA members.

Application requirements

Applicants for a travel grant must complete the Taylor and Frances HERDSA Conference Travel Grant Application Form.

Applicants must

  • Indicate that they are able to attend the full conference.
  • Have been accepted to present a paper at the HERDSA conference (including showcase presentations, posters, round tables, workshops or similar).
  • Be willing to write a contribution to HERDSA Connect or other HERDSA publication if asked.
  • Have had limited or no opportunities to attend similar conferences.
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. student, geographical location, no institutional support or other personal circumstances).
  • Have not received a HERDSA-related travel grant previously.

A call for applications will be made by conference conveners via the conference website and through HERDSA Notices. Applications will close a week after conference conveners have released notices of acceptance of presentation and before the early bird conference registration discounts close. The due date will be publicised in conference communications.

Applications should be received by the HERDSA Office (office@herdsa.org.au) by 5pm on the due date.

Selection process

Applications will be assessed by a sub-committee of the HERDSA Executive. Applicants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated need and the quality of the application. Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified as soon as possible so that all applicants can take advantage of the early bird discounted rate.

Past HERDSA Conferences

All HERDSA conference proceedings are published in the series Research and Development in Higher Education.  Proceedings of HERDSA conferences from 2000 to 2017 can be accessed from the Publications page. Non-refereed papers from past HERDSA conferences can be accessed from the archived conference pages starting from 2005 linked above.