Best Postgraduate Student Paper Awards

AIRAANZ proudly supports young industrial relations scholarship through the annual AIRAANZ Best Postgraduate Paper Award

AIRAANZ Best Postgraduate Student Paper Award

The Best Postgraduate Student Paper Award was formerly awarded for the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at AIRAANZ’s annual conference. But starting in 2020, it will be awarded to a current postgraduate research student, or one who has completed their studies within the 12 months prior to 1 July in the year preceding each AIRAANZ conference (the eligibility date). They will be required to submit an article on a topic relating to industrial/employment relations and/or work (broadly conceived) which has been accepted for publication in an academic journal in the 12 months preceding the eligibility date. Only one version of the paper may be submitted (for example, a candidate may not nominate a soft copy manuscript and resubmit the same manuscript once published in hard copy).

Nominations for the award must be submitted by 31 August. The Award will be determined by a judging panel nominated by the AIRAANZ Executive Committee, by 31 October, and the nominees will be notified as soon as possible after this date.

The awardee will receive AUD$1000, which will come from AIRAANZ funds. They will be encouraged to attend the next AIRAANZ conference to receive their award and, if appropriate, to present their paper. Both the awardee and their principal supervisor will be offered a complementary registration to that conference.

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Summary of Award Recipients 2008 - 2021


AIRAANZ Best Postgraduate Student Paper - Esme Franken


AIRAANZ Best Postgraduate Student Paper - Mihalja Gavin


AIRAANZ Best Postgraduate Student Paper - Syeda Nuzhat EIbrat


Vic Taylor Best Postgraduate Student Paper - Gabrielle Jess


AIRAANZ Best Postgraduate Student Paper – Kurt Walpole