Altmetric Annual Research Grant

About the Grant

At Altmetric, we’re keen to see our data and tools used to make discoveries and advances in the field that we work in. To that end, we’re now offering an annual research grant of up to £1,500 (or $1,900 USD) to go towards a project that explores different facets of altmetrics or a related topic that impacts the research ecosystem.

In doing so, we hope to provide the opportunity for researchers or others in the scholarly space to do some really interesting work in developing the way we understand altmetrics and how they can be applied. It might be a data study, an engagement project, or even building a tool or app prototype.

For the 2018 grant, the review panel is particularly interested to receive proposals for projects that focus on lesser-studied attention sources and move beyond examining correlations between altmetrics and citations.

Open to any academic or non-affiliated researchers, submissions for this year’s allocation are open now until 11pm GMT on the 20th of April 2018.

Apply Now for 2018

Who can apply?

Anyone interested in doing research in the altmetrics space that would not be otherwise financially supported by their employer or organization.

What can I use the money for?

Anything related to doing or publishing the research. This grant is not intended to cover travel to conferences.

Are there any stipulations?

Yes – the research must be related to altmetrics or a related topic that impacts the research ecosystem and the results must be made publicly available once the work has been completed.

How do you decide which project(s) get awarded the grant?

Winners of the grant will be chosen by a selected panel of judges.

How to apply

Please submit your proposal via this form (you’ll need a Word or PDF version of your CV to hand):

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Applications for the 2018 grant will close at 11pm GMT on the 20th of April 2018. Due to the nature of the selection process for the grant, incomplete forms will not be considered.

The selected grantee will be announced on the 8th May 2018. Good luck!