Altmetric Annual Research 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 ($1,900 USD) to go towards a project in the field of altmetrics or research metrics more generally.IMG_0546

In doing so, we aim 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.

Open to any academic or non-affiliated researchers, submissions for this year’s allocation are open now until 11pm BST on Friday 21st of April 2017.


About the grant

Who can apply?
Anyone interested in doing research in the altmetrics space that would not be otherwise financially supported by their employer or organisation.

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 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 expert judges


How to apply

Applications must be submitted as an attachment to an email sent to using the Word template which can be downloaded here.

Email Attachments’ filenames must follow this format: lastname_firstname_2017_app.docx

Applications for the 2017 grant will close at 11pm BST on Friday 21st of April 2017.  Due to the nature of the selection process for the grant, any applicants that do not adhere to the requirements for submission will be returned to the sender.

The selected grantee will be announced on the 16th May 2017. Good luck!


Send us your application now