Lee Mills Teacher Training Award

Oct 26, 2020 | New South Wales

Are you a research based student looking to pursue a career in special education? Submit your paper into the Lee Mills Teacher Training Award to show your interest in the industry and go in the running to win $500. This opportunity is open to all students throughout Australia.

Lee Mills was an exemplary educator from NSW with a particular interest in teacher education for those involved in Special Education. The Lee Mills Teacher Training Award is given yearly with the express purpose of encouraging research-based practice by individuals undertaking study to pursue a career directly related to the education of students with special education needs. It is open to students in ALL states of Australia.

For further information about the Lee Mills Award click here.


  • Are currently enrolled in an Australian University (in any state) or have had your degree conferred in the last twelve months from an Australian University.
  • Are undertaking or have completed a post graduate degree (graduate diploma, masters, doctorate) in special education, education or other discipline, or are undertaking an undergraduate program which includes research in the area of special education.
  • Are the sole or principal author of the submitted paper. Your major advisor or other persons may be co-authors.
  • Your paper may have been published or submitted for review.

Papers may be

  • Reviews of the literature to identify research-based practices
  • Reports of original research
  • Position papers supporting research-based practices
  • Program evaluations
  • Critical analysis of curriculum
  • Discussion articles drawing on the research relevant to an issue

What can I win?
The successful applicant(s) will be presented with the award at an event organised by the NSW Chapter of AASE Inc.
An award of $500 is presented to the winner.
Additional encouragement awards may be given.

How do I submit your paper

  • Papers should be submitted electronically.
  • Forward the original paper as an email attachment.
  • Please submit as a Word document, so your paper can be de-identified for review. Electronic copies should be emailed with “Lee Mills Award” as the subject to Jennifer.Stephenson@mq.edu.au

Your personal details and/or name should not appear anywhere on the paper itself, apart from the title page. This will ensure blind review of your paper.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome in early 2021. 

For further information about submitting your paper please click here.