Swoboda is delighted to be launching the Credit Union Research Prize for 2023. Details here.

This award aims to bring new voices and ideas into the sector, and to support researchers who wish to contribute significantly to the development of the credit union movement, in particular in Ireland and Great Britain. The Prize-winner will deliver a paper of 3,000-6,000 words on a subject of direct relevance to credit unions. Swoboda is particularly interested in proposals that will help the credit union movement in the following areas:

  • How to innovate to meet member borrowing needs, whether through products, processes, sales or marketing
  • Shaping future credit union business model(s)
  • How credit unions can harness digital technology to meet member needs or improve

The Swoboda Prize offers researchers the opportunity to publish (and potentially present) their work directly to credit union practitioners through our subscriber membership of sixty credit unions and wider network. The Prize includes €4,000 to support time and expenses in the production of the paper. Application details and rules can be downloaded here, or by clicking on the image to the right.

Closing date for applications is 31 October 2023.

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