THE-ICE RGS Recipients

THE-ICE Research Grant Scheme (RGS)

Introduced in 2019, the purpose of THE-ICE RGS is to facilitate and promote research by member institutions, supporting THE-ICE objective to enhance the quality of higher education in tourism, hospitality, events and culinary arts (TH&E). Click here for further information on THE-ICE Research Grant Scheme (RGS)


2021 RGS Recipients

THE-ICE was pleased to receive three times as many applications as for the inaugural RGS in 2019 and, as always, was impressed by the high calibre of research and ideas being produced within our member institutions and their networks. After undergoing blind peer review, the following research proposals were accepted as recipients of THE-ICE RGS 2021:

  • Dr Ali Abdallah (Stenden Qatar University of Applied Sciences, Qatar) & Dr Chris Dutt (Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, United Arab Emirates) for their proposal titled Sustaining the Experience: exploring virtual experiences as an alternative to practical Tourism field trips during COVID-19
  • Bastienne Bernasco, MA, MSc (Saxion University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands) for her proposal titled Sustainable Food Systems in the curriculum of THE-ICE member institutions. 

2019 RGS Recipient

After undergoing blind peer review, research proposal ‘Communication excellence: Developing a teaching tool to enhance hospitality graduates’ service communication soft skills’  was accepted as the RGS Recipient for 2019, commended for its relevance to THE-ICE objectives of advancing hospitality and tourism education, with potential to application in the curricula. Authors: Dr Madalyn Scerri & Associate Professor Rajka Presbury of Torrens University – Blue Mountains International Hotel School. Presented by Rajka Presbury.