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2013 Emerald African Engineering Research Fund Award

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Supporting the dissemination of knowledge for the social good in Africa

Results are in

Emerald, 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.

Applications focused on the subject of material sciences, and also addressed the dissemination of knowledge for the social good with a specific orientation toward benefit for Africa.

Congratulations to the winners

Mark Bediako
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
Dr John Kevern
University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
"Pozzolanic biomaterial utilization for sustainable Construction in Ghana"


At least one member of the research team must be based in Africa.

Judging criteria

Each application will be judged, by a panel of experts, on the criteria below. The research must:
• Be of significance, and in particular, illustrate 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.

Key dates

  • The closing date for applications was 1 September 2013