Young Scholars’ Best Paper Award Young scholars or teams of young scholars are awarded by a grant for submitting a significant contribution (Full paper) to the EDEN conferences. Eligible for the Young Scholar Best Paper Award are degree-programme and doctoral students who individually or in teams submit original research papers to the EDEN Conference or Research Workshop. The paper is presented by young scholar(s). Teamwork with senior scholars are accepted; however, it must be declared that the major part of the paper has been authored by young scholar(s).
The evaluation follows five standard evaluation criteria:
(i)The paper deals with a research question;
(ii) rigorous examination/research methods are applied;
(iii) findings, results and outcomes are convincingly presented and critically examined;
(iv) conclusions are thoroughly discussed (including aspects like applicability, transferability, and further research;
(v) literature is reviewed against the state of art.
The selection process takes place in collaboration with Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning and is supported by the BRPA Jury.
Young Scholar Grant Eligible for the Young Scholar Grant are the candidates for the Young Scholars’ Best Paper Award. The grant is supported by the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.
The EDEN Young Scholars Support Scheme was introduced on the occasion of the 2015 Barcelona Annual Conference. Following the strategic initiative of the Ulrich Bernath Foundation and the Oldenburg University on the occasion of the 2014 Oxford Research Workshop for the support of the best papers by young researchers, the EDEN Executive Committee decided to launch a support scheme beginning with the 2015 Barcelona Annual Conference.