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:
- 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
The grant period for 2019 has closed. Grant applications will open again in Spring 2020.
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 the grant theme (determined yearly); and the overall quality of the research proposal.