June 30, 2023

The HECA Student Research Awards (HSRA) 2023 - The call for the HECA Research Student Awards (HSRA) is now open

The HECA Student Research Committee is inviting students at HECA member higher education institutions to submit digital posters that relate directly to their research study. 


The HSRAs was established in 2020 by the HECA Research Committee with the aim of showcasing the current student research to the wider academic community. The aim is to promote the research studies that are currently being undertaken in our colleges, and to support and encourage further study in these areas.

The posters will be assessed by a panel of research experts. The academic posters will be displayed on the HECA website in November and the winners will be announced at the HECA Research Conference on November 14th 2023.

Call Opens: 30th of June 2023.
Deadline: Now extended from the 9th of October to the 16th of October 2023.

To submit your poster, click here

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  • Design a concise visual representation of your scholarly research.
  • Present your research as an e-poster in PDF, PowerPoint, or a multimedia format of your choice and should consist of a static poster (single page file).
  • Contact your college supervisor, lecturer, or programme director if you need any digital assistance, or academic support, with this project.
  • Entries should be made through the online submission form which opens on Friday June 30th, 2023.
  • All entries need to be submitted by Monday 16th of October 2023 (extended from Monday 9th of October)
  • Begin by summarising the central message of your poster in one or two sentences.  
  • Headings should be used to guide your viewer to important features in your research.
  • The language used should be clear and concise.
  • Use only two types of fonts. Font types like Arial or Verdana are used extensively in posters. 
  • Use bullets and numbering lists to identify important points.
  • Use images in a manner that respects copyright provisions. 
  • Use graphics that are self-explanatory and appealing. 
  • References and works cited can be displayed in smaller text, but not so small as to require the viewer to focus closely to read them.
  • Proofread the poster for spelling, grammar, readability, etc. Ask friends and family for feedback on your poster.
  • For your interest, see HSRA 2022 Winners
  • Further information on research posters is available at the following https://libguides.dbs.ie/pp/introduction.

The HECA Research Committee look forward to receiving your posters anytime between 30th of June 2023 and 16th of October 2023. If you have any further queries regarding the HECA Student Research Awards (HSRA), please contact any member of the research committee:

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