Calling researchers! The deadline for applications for the Swoboda Credit Union Research Prize 2022 has been extended to 16th May.

This unique award, now in its third year, is aimed at bringing new voices and ideas into the movement, supporting researchers who wish to contribute to the development of credit unions in the Republic of Ireland and / or the United Kingdom. Applications are welcomed from anywhere in the world.

This Prize offers an opportunity to publish (and potentially present) work directly to credit union practitioners through Swoboda’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.

This year, Swoboda is particularly interested in proposals that will help credit unions 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

Closing date for applications is Monday 16th May 2022.

Please contact Dr Paul A Jones, Director of Research, with any queries: