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Submissions for 2020 have been closed. 

    Emerald Young Researcher Award 2021

    Emerald in the East Asia and New Asian Tigers (NAT) region are delighted to invite early career researchers to apply for the Emerald Young Researcher Award 2021.

    The submission window is open from from 1 January to 30 September 2021.

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    The applicant must be a citizen or currently doing research in one of the following countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. The applicant must be in the early stage of their research career with age 35 and below at the time of submission.

    Judging criteria

    Each application will be judged by a panel of experts, on the criteria below. The judges will be from Emerald and senior researchers from various disciplines. The young researcher must:

    • Be a citizen in the stated region/reside (study or work) in the stated region;
    • Demonstrate originality and contribution in research and/or practice;
    • Illustrate how the applicant has impacted the society or the community concerned;
    • Have publication in any journal(s) in Emerald;
    • A recommendation letter from one relevant and notable individual (i.e. a leading figure).
    Application requirements

    Each write-up must be submitted using the online application form.
    The following documents will be required electronically:

    • A summary stating specific effort(s) or activity(ies) and the outcomes or impact it has made. This should not exceed 2,000 words (note that tables, figures, appendices and reference lists, if provided, do NOT count towards the 2,000 word total);
    • A covering letter containing full contact details (affiliation, full address, telephone number and email address) of the individual;
    • PDF of the published article in Emerald or letter of acceptance indicating that the manuscript has been accepted for publication. Publication period from 1st January 2019 to date;
    • A recommendation letter from the notable individual with his/her full contact details.

    The 2,000-word summary must:

    • Display clearly the nature and purpose of the effort/activity and the details about the success;
    • Describe the process involved and the impact it has made. Success/process which is ongoing is also welcome;
    • State the impact it has made/is making and the future plans.

    There will be five (5) winners in total regardless of fields and disciplines. 

    Each of the five Young Researcher will receive:

    1. Certificate of achievement
    2. Special token of USD200 per winner
    3. Name and affiliation will be posted on Emerald webpage and social media
    4. Personalised Emerald shirt

    Dr H. Anil Kumar Memorial 2020 Emerald South Asia LIS Research Fund Award

    We dedicated this year’s LIS Research Fund Award in memory and honour of Dr H. Anil Kumar for his unwavering dedication and contributions to the field of Library Science. He has left behind a rich legacy that will be remembered by many generations to come. He will be missed.

    Emerald African Management Research Fund Award

    Emerald and the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM), in association with INASP and the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD), are delighted to offer a research grant for an African project in the field of management research. The award will offer £2,500 (approximately US$4,000 equivalent) to fund the winning research project.

    Submissions have been closed. Judging is in progress.

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