We are delighted to announce that this year’s Fred Mulder Awards are now open for submissions. The awards recognise and celebrate GO-GN members and recent alumni’s work in the open education field. We have two categories for submissions: best open education research paper and best open research practice.

The awards are open to all GO-GN members and alumni. In previous years we’ve announced the winners at our annual seminar. This year we will be announcing our winners at a special GO-GN end of year online celebration in December. Entries will be judged by an independent expert and the GO-GN team. 

To apply for either of the awards you must be a PhD or EdD candidate and a member of GO-GN, or GO-GN alumni. You can apply once for each category. The deadline for submissions is Friday 13 November 2020 at 17.00GMT

As well as a big shout out, celebrations and lots of promotion via our event, blog and social, winners for each category will receive £1000 (or the local currency equivalent or vouchers). 

If you’d like some inspiration, you can also take a look at previous award winners.

Open Education Research Paper 

This category recognises high quality original research into any area of open education, by a GO-GN member or alumni. To put forward a submission for this category, your paper must: 

  • Name you as a single author, co-author with other student member(s) or have you listed as a lead author in a publication that includes your supervisors. 
  • Have been published within the last 2 years (since October 2018).
  • Be published in an open access journal or have a final version (not a pre-print) available for all to read, without any restriction. 

Please make your submission for this category via this form.

Open Education Practice 

This category recognises creativity and innovation in open research practices. We invite you to reflect on what open research means to you and share an example of your own practice. This could be collaborative, formal (such as a project or initiative that you play a leading role in), an example of an online pivot or something you do outside of your work or study. To put forward a submission for this category, you will need to include the following details: 

  • Description of the open research practice 
  • Submission of evidence (e.g. a URL)

Please make your submission for this category via this form.