2021 AASE Research Award

Feb 1, 2021 | National

2021 AASE Research Award

The AASE Research Award has been established to provide an opportunity for research which can support evidence-based practice in the education of students with special needs.  It is funded from contributions by members – teachers, academics, therapists and others involved in the education of students with disability.

In 2021 up to $15,000 is available for research that meets the AASE Research Award criteria.


The focus for research projects for 2021 will be consistent with the Strategic Aims of AASE Inc:

  • Preparation and support of educators to enable provision of quality education for students with special needs.
  • Evaluation and dissemination of evidence about the efficacy of the use of technology in learning for students with special education needs.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of the Australian Curriculum.


Applicants must submit a description of their prospective research project including:

  • Applicant’s name/s, academic background, current positions, roles, organisation
  • Proposed aims/outcomes of project
  • Rationale/background for project including a brief literature review
  • Methodology for research
  • Significance and relevance to the objectives of the AASE National Research Award and AASE strategic objectives
  • Budget – costs/other funding sources
  • Timeline for project
  • Arrangements for obtaining ethics approval for the project
  • Details of a nominated University Research Office to manage funds
  • Applications must be limited to 5 pages.
  • Applications to be submitted to the AASE Executive Officer, Carmel Blake, at:   ExecutiveOfficer@aase.edu.au