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Research and Development in Higher Education

HERDSA Annual Conference, 2022
28 to 30 June, 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Conference web site: https://conference.herdsa.org.au/2022/

HERDSA 2022 will inspire: drawing together experience, analysis and insight in a rapidly changing environment. The disruption of the global pandemic has challenged our assumptions and prompted deep reflection and creative solutions. We are changing the way we work, learn and interact, but we are building from strength.

Showcasing contemporary practice, HERDSA 2022 will combine vibrant face-to-face and virtual streams to welcome participants wherever you are to friendly and collegial activities. The physical conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, conveniently located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf. Only 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport, and close to trains, trams and buses.

 

Conference Grants

HERDSA is able to offer a number of conference grants to support delegates to attend the conference.  The call for applications will be made around the time that submissions close and the deadline for applications will be soon after authors are notified of the acceptance of their submission. Having a presentation accepted for the conference is one of the criteria for being awarded a grant.

HERDSA Student Conference Grant (One grant of up to $1000)

Deadline for applications: to be advertised

A conference grant of up to AUD$1,000 is available to support an under-graduate or post-graduate student to attend and participate in the HERDSA conference. The conference grant can be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.

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 (if joint, indicate percentage contribution) and will lead the presentation at the conference
  • are willing to make a contribution to HERDSA Connect if asked
  • have had limited, or no, opportunities to attend similar conferences
  • have not previously received a HERDSA conference grant (Student, Taylor & Francis, Early Career).

To apply, complete the HERDSA Student Conference Grant Application Form and email to Office@herdsa.org.au by the due date.

Applicants must also submit a supporting letter from the applicant’s research supervisor, including a statement indicating that the applicant complies with the criteria.

HERDSA Early Career Conference Grant (Five grants up to $1000 each)

Deadline for applications: to be advertised

HERDSA aims to support early career staff (academic and professional) in teaching and learning. Participating in the annual HERDSA conference is an opportunity for early career staff to present their research or practice in teaching and learning in higher education, network with experienced scholars, and learn from colleagues.

Early career is defined as not more than five years cumulative experience in higher education.

Five conference grants of up to AUD$1,000 are available to support early career staff (academic or professional) to attend and participate in the HERDSA conference. The conference grant can be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • can demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. geographical location or other personal circumstances)
  • will attend and participate in the full conference
  • have an accepted conference presentation based on their research or practice
  • are the sole author of the presentation (if joint, indicate percentage contribution) and will lead the presentation at the conference
  • are willing to write a contribution to HERDSA Connect 
  • have had limited or no opportunities to attend similar conferences
  • have not previously received a HERDSA conference grant (Student, Taylor & Francis, Early Career).

To apply, download the HERDSA Early Career Conference Grant Application Form and email to office@herdsa.org.au by the due date.

Taylor & Francis Conference Grant (Five grants of up to $500 each)

Deadline for applications:

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 five conference grants of up to AUD$500 each to support HERDSA members attend the annual HERDSA conference. The conference grant can be used to support travel, accommodation or subsistence of the successful applicant.

The Taylor & Francis conference grants are open to all current HERDSA members.

Preference will be given to applicants who

  • are able to attend the full conference (applicants for single day registration will be considered)
  • have been accepted to make a presentation at the HERDSA conference
  • are willing to make a contribution to HERDSA Connect if asked
  • have had limited or no opportunities to attend similar conferences
  • are able to demonstrate financial hardship (e.g. student, geographical location, no institutional support or other personal circumstances)
  • have not previously received a HERDSA conference grant (Student, Taylor & Francis, Early Career).

To apply, download the Taylor & Francis Conference Travel Grant Application Form and email to office@herdsa.org.au by the due date.

Assessment of Applications

Applications for conference grants 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 registration rate.

HERDSA Prize for Best Presentation by a Student ($500)

(Judged by members of the HERDSA 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 (AUD$500) 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 $500

All posters are eligible for this prize of AUD$500. 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 two runner up prizes of AUD$250 each awarded.  The priizes will be awarded at the conference.

Conference participants can vote using the conference mobile.


 

HERDSA Annual Conference, 2021 (CANCELLED please see below)

7 to 10 July, 2021
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Brisbane, Australia

Conference web site: conference.herdsa.org.au/2021

It is with deep regret we inform you that the HERDSA 2021 conference is now cancelled.

Due to the complex nature of the program it is not possible to run the conference virtually, and given the current health concerns and lockdowns/travel restrictions across Australia it was not a viable option to proceed with the face-to-face event in Brisbane as we had hoped.

We would like to thank everyone for their valuable time and effort put towards the conference and understand the impact this has on so many.

If you are currently registered, we will cancel your registration. Then, in the coming days you will be given instructions via email to indicate whether you wish to receive a refund, or credit towards the next HERDSA conference, which is to be held from 27 – 30 June 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

For those registered for Workshop 2 – Talking about Teaching and Learning (TATAL) ONLY, please note that this workshop will proceed in an online format. You will receive further information separately regarding this.

All other pre-conference workshops have been cancelled.

If you booked accommodation through the HERDSA 2021 conference website we will notify the hotel on your behalf and cancel your booking.

However, if you made an accommodation booking directly with a hotel or via a third party, you will need to cancel by contacting the hotel/travel agent/third party booking site directly.

For those delegates who have registered for and submitted a pre-recorded video presentation to be made available on the conference website, the HERDSA Executive is currently considering the best course of action to utilise these resources, and you will be contacted with further information in the coming weeks.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this difficult time.

Please take care, stay safe and we hope to see you in 2022.

Kind regards,
HERDSA 2021 Conference Organising Committee