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.
The CSC Research Output award stream seeks to reward research published by current doctoral Commonwealth 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 award 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 2023 winners
Maryam Bashir is the winner of the 2023 CSC Research Output award stream for her article, Application of Enantioselective Sulfur Ylide Epoxidation to a Short Asymmetric Synthesis of Bedaquiline, a Potent Anti-Tuberculosis Drug, published in Organic Letters (American Chemical Society). Maryam is a 2020 Split-site Scholar from Pakistan and completed a PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Bristol and the University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Cornelius Dodoo is the winner of the 2023 Taylor & Francis CSC Research Implementation and Uptake award stream for his article, Development of a local antibiogram for a teaching hospital in Ghana, published in JAC- Antimicrobial Resistance. Cornelius is a 2010 Shared Scholar and 2013 Commonwealth Scholar from Ghana who gained an MSc in Drug Delivery and a PhD in Pharmacy at University College London School of Pharmacy.
Dr Pradeep Kumar Dammala
Dr Pradeep Kumar Dammala is the winner of the 2023 RIA topical prize for his research addressing the Earth Day 2023 theme, Invest in our Planet: act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). His article, Offshore wind farms as additional coolant power sources to enhance seismic resilience of nuclear power plants– A case study, is published in Nuclear Engineering and Design. Dr Dammala is a 2016 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar from India who gained a PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Surrey and the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.
Meet the 2022 winners
Mirriam Makungwe is the winner of the 2022 CSC Research Output award stream for her article Assessing land suitability for rainfed paddy rice production in Zambia, published in Geoderma Rejional. Mirriam is a 2019 Split-site Scholar from Zambia and completed a PhD in Integrated Soil Fertility Management at the University of Zambia.
Olajide Olusola is the winner of the 2022 Taylor & Francis CSC Research Implementation and Uptake award stream for his article Investigating the effect of GaCl3 incorporation into the usual CdCl2 treatment on CdTe-based solar cell device structures, published in Current Applied Physics. Olajide is a 2012 Scholar from Nigeria who gained a PhD in Environmental and Sustainability Systems at Sheffield Hallam University.
Dr David Ikpaya
Dr Ikpaya David Ikpaya is the winner of the 2022 RIA topical prize for his clean energy related-research. His article, Development of SHACS: Progress on Channel-1 Prototype Demonstrator, is published in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Dr Ikpaya is a 2017 Rutherford Fellow from Nigeria who gained a Post Doc. in Remote Sensing Instrumentation at the University of Surrey.
Meet the 2021 winners
Dr Dacia Leslie
Dr Dacia Leslie is the winner of the 2021 CSC Research Output award stream for her article Reassessing Conditions of “Prison” in Jamaica published in International Criminal Justice Review.
Prof M. Shafiq-Ur Rahman
Professor Dr M. Shafiq-Ur Rahman is the winner of the 2021 Taylor & Francis CSC Research Implementation and Uptake award stream for his article Public bike-sharing schemes (PBSS): Prospects in Bangladesh published in Transport Research Part A: Policy and Practice.
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.
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