We have launched the CFCFE Credit Union Research Prize 2021!

This unique award, which we inaugurated last year, is aimed at bringing new voices and ideas into the sector, supporting researchers who wish to contribute significantly to the development of the credit union movement in the Republic of Ireland and / or the United Kingdom.

This Prize offers researchers the opportunity to publish (and potentially present) their work directly to credit union practitioners through CFCFE’s membership and wider network. The Prize award includes €4,000 to support time and expenses in the production of the paper. Application details and rules can be downloaded here.

We were delighted with the response last year, when we received high quality applications from around the world. The winners were a team from the Financial Services Innovation Centre at University College Cork in Ireland, who are presently finalising their project on SME lending for credit unions. We remain in productive conversation about future research with several other applicants.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 March 2021.

Please contact Dr Paul A Jones, Director of Research, with any queries: paul.a.jones@swobodacentre.org.