Altmetric Award for Promising Altmetrics Research
At Altmetric, we’re keen to see our data used to make advances in scholarly communication. To that end, we offer an award of up to $2,000 USD for a project that makes new discoveries about how research is shared and discussed online. Since 2016, the award (formerly a grant) has funded research into:
- How to identify the research that will later make it into public policy documents
- Who adds scholarly citations to Wikipedia articles, and when and how they do it
- How research is shared in China and amongst the Chinese-speaking diaspora via WeChat “Official Accounts”
- Identifying possible (alt)metrics for creative and performing arts faculty
Applications for this year’s award will be accepted through May 15, 2020.
About the award
Who can apply?
Anyone interested in doing innovative 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 award is not intended to cover travel to conferences.
Are there any stipulations?
Yes, the research must be 1) related to altmetrics or research communication, 2) made freely available once the work has been completed, and 3) shared with the larger community via the Altmetric blog. Awardees must also be able to directly accept the award on behalf of their research team. Please read the full terms and conditions here.
How do you decide which project(s) are awarded?
A winner will be chosen by a panel of judges, taking into account how well-defined, reasonable, and technically sound the research plan is; whether the research topic addresses the grant theme (determined yearly); and the overall quality of the research proposal.