CSC Research Impact Awards

The CSC Research Impact Awards (RIA) celebrate the research and publication endeavours of Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni at the early and mid-career researcher stages. The annual awards are offered through two streams and promote the important research undertaken by doctoral Commonwealth Scholars and Alumni and its value to international development.

Offered to current doctoral Scholars and alumni up to 10 years post-thesis submission date, the awards encourage doctoral Scholarship recipients to share their research publications and its application and implementation in a development setting.

One prize will be awarded per stream, with an annual topical prize also available to entrants.

Award streams

The CSC Research output stream seeks to reward research published by current doctoral Scholars and alumni up to five years post-thesis submission date and the important real-world relevance of this and its potential impact in addressing global challenges related to the entrant’s field of study and home country.

The winner of this stream will receive a conference grant to attend and participate in an academic conference or research event they would otherwise not be able to attend.

The Taylor & Francis CSC Research implementation and uptake stream, sponsored by Taylor & Francis, is open to alumni 6-10 years post-thesis submission date.

This stream seeks to identify and reward published research which has been implemented at a local/national/international level, and to understand its impact in addressing global challenges related to the entrant’s field of study and home country, and broader research uptake.

The winner of this stream will receive a prize of £1,500 and a year’s personal subscription to a Taylor & Francis journal or an e-book of their choice. The winner will also have the opportunity to be interviewed by Taylor & Francis to share their research implementation experience and advice for the benefit of others.

Meet the winners

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Dr Dacia Leslie

Dr Dacia Leslie is the winner of the 2021 CSC Research output stream for her article Reassessing Conditions of “Prison” in Jamaica published in International Criminal Justice Review.

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Prof M. Shafiq-Ur Rahman

Professor Dr M. Shafiq-Ur Rahman is the winner of the 2021 Taylor & Francis CSC Research Implementation and Uptake stream for his article Public bike-sharing schemes (PBSS): Prospects in Bangladesh published in Transport Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

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Bovinille Anye Cho

Bovinille Anye Cho is the winner of this year’s annual topical prize for climate change related research for his article Synergising biomass growth kinetics and transport mechanisms to simulate light/dark cycle effects on photo-production systems, published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

 

How to apply

 

All those eligible to take part will be informed by email when applications open.

RIA will replace the annual Taylor & Francis Commonwealth Scholar Best Journal Article Prize from 2021 onwards.

If you have any questions, please contact alumni@cscuk.org.uk.