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LDA & AJLD Award Nomination and Application Procedures

 

LDA Awards Nomination Procedure 

Members of LDA are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Mona Tobias and Bruce Wicking Awards. Applications are also called for the 2018 LDA Tertiary Student Award and the AJLD Early Career Researcher Award. The closing date for nominations and applications is the last Friday in May. These Awards are open to both members and non-members of LDA. LDA reserves the right not to confer an Award in any of these categories if no suitable nomination is received.

Nomination Procedure for the Mona Tobias and Bruce Wicking Awards

Members of LDA are invited to submit nominations for the Mona Tobias and Bruce Wicking Awards. The nominee need not be a member of LDA. Individuals may only be nominated for one LDA award in any round.

Nominations should be submitted electronically (by email) to ldaquery@bigpond.net.au, with the relevant Award in the subject line (Mona Tobias Award Submission or Bruce Wicking Award Submission).

The nomination should include the following information:
•    name and position of nominee, with details of mailing address, email address, and phone number/s
•    name and position of nominator/s, with details of mailing address, email address, and phone number/s
•    a brief comment on the reason for your nomination, outlining the nominee’s contribution to the field of learning difficulties and the particular reason why you believe    the nominee to be a worthy recipient of the Award.
•    a CV describing the nominee’s work and current and past achievements, to provide supporting evidence of the reason for the nomination as given above.
•    any relevant supporting documentation


Nominations must be received no later than the last Friday in May.

Application Procedure for the Tertiary Student Award

Applications for the LDA Tertiary Student Award are invited from tertiary students undertaking research in the area of learning difficulties.  Applications should be submitted by email to ldaquery@bigpond.net.au, with the words ‘Tertiary Student Award Submission’ in the subject line.

Criteria and Conditions

Applicants must be:
•    currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree at an Australian University or have had their postgraduate degree conferred within the last 24 months from an Australian University
•    the sole or principal author of the paper; the thesis supervisor or other persons may be co-author/s but their role in the research must be made clear
The research:
•    must have been carried out as part of a postgraduate program for the Award of a Masters or a PhD degree at an Australian university  
•    must address theoretical and/or practical issues in the field of learning difficulties.
The research paper:
•    must be presented in accordance with the publication guidelines for the Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, that is, in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition)
•    would normally be considered as a submission to the Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties as part of the award procedure
•    may be submitted for publication or already published in journals other than the Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties; under these circumstances, a successful applicant would be expected to write a summary of their research for publication in either the Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties or the Bulletin.

To Apply

The application should include the following details:

•    In the body of the email provide details of your name and contact address
•    Attached to the email should be three documents each in Word or PDF format.
1.  The research article.
2.  A covering letter detailing
•    name,
•    contact details,
•    course of study,
•    university,
•    dates of enrolment and date degree conferred (if appropriate)
•    research supervisor(s) and their contact details.
•    whether the paper has been or will be submitted/accepted for publication to a journal other than Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties.
•    details of the role of other authors on the paper.

3.  A letter from the research supervisor stating that the research in the paper was carried out as part of the postgraduate degree and is principally the student's work.

Applications must be received no later than the last Friday in May.

 

Nomination Procedure for the Rosemary Carter Award

Members of LDA are invited to submit nominations 

Nominations should be submitted electronically (by email) to ldaquery@bigpond.net.au, with the relevant Award in the subject line. 

The nomination should include the following information:

•    name and position of nominee, with details of mailing address, email address, and phone number/s
•    name and position of nominator/s, with details of mailing address, email address, and phone number/s
•    a brief comment on the reason for the nomination, outlining the nominee’s contribution to the field of learning difficulties as a Consultant member of LDA and the particular reason(s) why the nominee is considered to be a worthy recipient of the Award.
•    a CV describing the nominee’s work and current and past achievements, to provide supporting evidence of the reason for the nomination as given above.
•    any relevant supporting documentation

The award is open to all current Consultant Members of LDA.

For further information about the Rosemary Carter Award. click here.

AJLD Eminent Researcher Award

There is no submission procedure for the AJLD Eminent Researcher Award as this award is by invitation.

 

AJLD Early Career Researcher Award Submission Procedure

The AJLD Early Career Researcher Award will be by open competition, based on the submission of a paper in a form appropriate for publication in the Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties.  Those eligible to receive this Award will be researchers who have completed their PhD within the last six years, and who are currently engaged in research which has the potential to make a significant contribution to theory or practice in the learning difficulty area. Selection of the Early Career Researcher Award will be decided jointly by the Editors of the Journal and the LDA Award Judging Committee. Submissions for this Award are called for at the beginning of each year.

Researchers wishing to be considered for this Award are required to submit their paper by email, to LDA, by emailing ldaquery@bigpond.net.au, by Monday 30 May 2016. The covering email should specify that the paper is being submitted for consideration for the AJLD Early Career Researcher Award. All papers submitted for this Award will be considered for publication in the Journal, and those not qualifying for the Award may qualify for the special commendation of ‘highly commended’.  Both members of LDA and non-members of LDA are eligible to be considered for this Award.

If you would like further information about this Award please contact LDA, by email:  ldaquery@bigpond.net.au


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