Green Gown Awards – 2018 – Research with Impact Student - REVISED

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This category recognises excellent student research that progress the field of sustainability and beneficially impacts on society.

Applicants should have completed a piece of sustainability-related research at undergraduate, master’s level or small research pieces as part of a PhD (not full PhD research), in any discipline, done at a further or higher education institution, assessed within the last calendar year, and scored a 2:1/60%/Merit or above**. The project could be a freestanding piece of work, a product of a Living Lab project or be completed in partnership with an on- or off-campus partner.

Examples include:

The benefits of biodiversity initiatives on an organisations’ premises;
Community development, social inclusion or assisting disadvantaged people;
Alternative ways of communicating sustainability messages;
Potential new energy-efficient technologies;
The impacts of alternative methods of trading;
An evaluation of water-saving technology in a company;
A resource-efficient engineering or architectural design.

The focus of this award is the impact (actual or estimated) of the research. Judges will be looking for evidence of the project’s potential to strengthen at least one of the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social or economic as well as links to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Applications will be judged on impact and not on the quality of the research itself as that has already been independently verified by the institution.

Applicants are to use the Individual Application Form. The Proposer in the Application Form should be your tutor who can verify your grade/score. If your project work is carried out in a team (i.e. team dissertation) then you may submit on behalf of the team and make it clear in the application form that this is the case.

**The grade/score must be included in the Application Form. If this is not known before the application deadline of 8 June, then the stage 1 application form must be submitted by the deadline and a follow up email from the student/tutor to informing of the grade, is to be sent as soon as known and by 25 June latest.

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Applicants are to use the Individual/Team Application Form.

This category replaces the former Research and Development category and the 2 year rule applies.

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