The Society has previously run a bi-annual National Award programme, offering a single research grant to a project deemed suitable and relevant to advance the field of educational studies.
Previous recipients of the National Award have included:
- 2015: NP3: New Purposes, New Practices, New Pedagogy, Prof. Peter Twining and colleagues, Open University.
- 2013: Race, Racism, & Education: inequality, resilience and reform in policy & practice, Prof. David Gillborn, Dr. Nicola Rollock, Dr. Paul Warmington, Sean Demack, University of Birmingham.
- 2011: The Social Organisation Of Educational Studies: Past, Present and Future, Professor Gary McCulloch, Professor Gemma Moss and Dr. James Thomas of the Institute of Education, University of London.