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 in spring 2016 we began offering an annual research grant of up to £1,500 to go towards a project in the field of altmetrics or research metrics more generally.

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.

2016 grant recipient announced

Following a full review of all applications the judging panel have awarded the 2016 grant funding to Dr. Lauren Cadwallader, Open Access Research Advisor in the Office of Scholarly Communication at Cambridge University Library.

Dr. Cadwallader’s proposal, “Papers, policy documents and patterns of attention: is it possible to identify which papers make it into policy by tracking their altmetric attention?” was selected by an expert panel from among 29 high-quality applications submitted by researchers worldwide.

Our official announcement is available here.

About the grant

Who was able to apply?IMG_0546
Anyone interested in doing research in the altmetrics space that would not be otherwise financially supported by their employer or organization.

What will the money be used 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 has to be related to altmetrics, and the results must be made publicly available once the work has been completed.

How did we decide which project(s) got awarded the grant?

The winner of the 2016 grant was chosen by a panel of expert reviewers.