Altmetric Annual Research Grant

At Altmetric, we’re keen to see our data used to make advances in scholarly communication. To that end, we offer an annual research grant of up to $2,000 USD for a project that makes new discoveries about how research is shared and discussed online. Since 2016, the grant has funded research into:

For the 2019 grant, the review panel was particularly interested to receive proposals for projects that focus on engagement with and the reach of humanities research, in all its forms.

Open to any academic or non-affiliated researchers, submissions for the 2019 grant were accepted through 11:59 pm EDT on May 1, 2019. The grant application period is now closed. Due to the nature of the selection process for the grant, incomplete forms will not be considered.

For more information about the scope and requirements of the Altmetric Annual Grant, please see below.

The selected grantee will be announced in mid-May 2019. Good luck!

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 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 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.

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

Winners of the grant 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 this year’s theme of altmetrics and the humanities; and the overall quality of the research proposal.