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2009 Emerald/ALCS African Engineering Research Fund Award

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Supporting the dissemination of knowledge for the social good in Africa

Announcing the results!

Emerald and ALCS (The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society), in association with INASP and the African Engineering Education Association (AEEA), are delighted to offer a research grant for an African project in the field of engineering research. The Award will offer £2,500 (approximately US$4,000 equivalent) to fund the winning research project.

All members of the judging panel have completed their evaluations and the results are now in! A great number of high-quality submissions were received, making the decision of the judging panel an extremely difficult one. In addition to the Winner, one Highly Commended Award will be bestowed. Please find full details of the results below:

Teketel Yohannes, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
"Electrochemical synthesis and characterization of conjugated conducting polymers and copolymers for use as photoactive materials in solar energy conversion devices"

Highly Commended
Adeola A. Adedeji
, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
A P Adewuyi, Ibaraki University, Japan
"Construction and effects of internal microclimate of a building attached with solar chimney collector"

In addition to the £2,500 research grant, the Winner will also be given the opportunity to receive the assistance of an experienced Emerald editor or former editor in helping write a high-quality article, offering the best chance of getting accepted for publication. The Highly Commended Award winner will receive a certificate. Both Emerald and ALCS are exceedingly proud to support and reward such high-quality research.


At least one member of the research team was to have been based in Africa.

Judging criteria

Each application will be judged, by a panel of experts, on the five criteria below. The research must:

  • Be of significance, particularly illustrating how it will benefit the social good.
  • Demonstrate originality and innovation.
  • Make an outstanding contribution to theory and its application.
  • Illustrate the appropriateness and application of the methodology.
  • Demonstrate sound implications for theory and practice.


For further information, please contact:

Devon Blake
Author Relations Administrative Assistant

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