The British Educational Research Association (BERA) has some awards open to practitioners who have used research to develop their practice in the UK within the past three years.
One category of award is for those working in 16+ settings, including higher education. The other is for those working with under-16s, including schools, early years and social care or health settings.
The research is not restricted to any particular methodology, and entries can be submitted by an individual, a team, or by a researcher on behalf of an organization or institution. Entrants do not have to be members of BERA.
The deadline is 17th July 2009.
The BERA website has full details.