Innovative research project ideas sought to receive funding

Posted on: 21 June, 2021

Research proposals with the potential to provide industry-changing insight are being sought from built environment professionals to receive funding from UCEM.

Applicants have the chance to receive up to £15,000 towards realising their research proposal through UCEM’s Harold Samuel Research Prize which launched today.

Submissions should focus on either economic, social or environmental aspects of the Built Environment, with entries needed by 20 August, 2021.

A judging panel will decide the prizewinner/s with an announcement being made at October’s UCEM Property Awards.

UCEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton, commented: “I am excited to be at the start of the process for this year’s Harold Samuel Research Prize. UCEM is committed to engendering academic excellence, and this award allows us to support the very best research proposals which can make a significant difference to the sector.

“I hope the prize sparks interest within the sector, and I look forward to receiving this year’s entries and announcing the deserved winner or winners at our Property Awards event in October.”

In 2019, Adrian Tagg and Dan Hughes became the inaugural recipients of the Harold Samuel Research Prize for their research proposals on public and commercial attitudes towards disability and real estate data standards, respectively.

Last year, the Prize went to to Dr Olayiwola Oladiran – a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University – and Professor Anupam Nanda – a professor at The University of Manchester – for their proposal on developing an integration framework for Proptech education.

The prize was set up with the Harold Samuel Educational Trust which operated to promote and disseminate knowledge of the land professions. Through the prize, UCEM alumnus, Harold Samuel’s legacy carries on.

Head to the prize webpage for further details.