SAGE Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student Publication Prize 2022

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This year, SAGE is offering eleven cash prizes for the top research outputs produced and published by a Higher Degree Research (HDR) student (conditions apply). There will be five prizes of $400 awarded: one each to the top published paper in each of the five Faculties and $400 will be awarded for the top published paper by an Indigenous HDR student.  There are also five prizes of $100 for commended papers, one in each of the Faculties. The competition is now open until  2nd November 2022!


To be eligible to enter, you must satisfy:

  1. Be a current QUT Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student at the time the work was prepared and submitted for publication.
  2. Be the lead or corresponding author and have played a significant role in data collection, data analysis, and preparation of  a manuscript accepted for publication in a high quality, refereed (peer-reviewed) journal.  The journal can be in any subject area and should be allocated a Quartile 1 (Q1) or Quartile 2 (Q2) ranking in Scimago or Journal Citation Reports or equivalent high-quality journals.  Manuscripts must have been accepted for publication between 1st November 2021 and 31st October 2022.
  3. Affiliate the research work with Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
  4. Provide a copy of the abstract from the publication and the email from the journal, stating acceptance for publication.
  5. Provide a lay summary (approximately 200 words) which describes the research behind the publication, its context, implications and expected real world impact in language that can be understood by a broad audience.
  6. Complete the application form and attach all necessary documents by 02/11/2022.

You’ve already done the hard work of writing the paper or producing the research output; enter now with the chance to further highlight your research!

For the full terms and conditions are available here. To apply, click here.

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