Regional awards

We’re proud to sponsor research funding initiatives throughout the world, actively promoting and rewarding research in management and library information studies, as well as funding for research projects.

    2021 Emerald SLINBAM LIS Research Fund Awards

    Announcement of results

    Emerald is delighted to offer one award of £2,000 for the winning research project, to fund or part-fund the project. In addition to the research fund, it is also expected that the findings of the research will be submitted for publication (subject to review) in one of Emerald’s many excellent library and information studies titles.

    Submissions closed: winners have been announced.

    Winners

    2021 winner

    Dr Akhilesh K.S. Yadav
    Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
    Topic: The perceived value of public libraries and their role in building resilient communities in urban slums

    Honourable mentions

    Mr Chandra Man Rai
    Adjunct Faculty, College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan
    Topic: Academic Resources in the College Library and Students’ Academic Performance

    Dr Md Khalilur Rhaman
    Associate Professor, BRAC University, Bangladesh
    Co-authors: Narzu Tarannum, Lecturer, BRAC University, Bangladesh, Shifur Rahaman Shakil, Research Associate, BRAC University, Bangladesh, & Md. Tawfiq Chowdhury, PhD Student, University of Notre Dame, USA.
    Topic: NLP based AI Robot for Intelligent Interaction and Physical Library Support

    Past winners

    2020 winner

    “Positioning the library services in post COVID-19 online learning in the Sri Lankan state universities:  opportunities and challenges encountered by the university libraries”

    Author: Dr Pradeepa Wijetunge, Librarian, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    2019 winner

    “Status of Library Services in Kendriya Vidhyalaya Sangathan (KVS) Schools in India: A Normative Study

    Authors:

    Dr Elavazhagan Kannan, Librarian, IIM Trichy

    Dr Balasubramani Rajan, Assistant Professor, Bharthidasan University Tiruchirappalli,

    Dr Abu K.S., Assistant Professor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda

    2018 – No LIS Award
    2017 winner

    “Gamifying Academic Publishing: Challenges, Concerns and Way Ahead”

    Authors:

    Dr Abhishek Behl, PhD Scholar, Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

    Dr Shivam Gupta, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur

    Dr Zongwei Luo, Associate Professor, South University of Science and Technology, China


    Thank you for your participation to this regional award. All of your research, publications, and your continuous effort in supporting #RealImpact, community engagement and alignment to SDG Goals are highly appreciated.

    Eligibility

    The corresponding author of the research team must be of South Asian origin or be based in South Asia.

    For the purpose of this award, South Asian countries are defined as: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives

    Judging criteria

    Each application was judged, by a panel of experts, on the criteria below. The research had to:

    • Be of significance, and in particular, illustrate how it will benefit South Asia.
    • Demonstrate originality and innovation.
    • Make an outstanding contribution to theory and its application.
    • Illustrate the appropriateness and application of the methodology.
    • Demonstrate sound implications for theory and practice.
    Key dates

    Launch: 31 August 2021

    Last date for submissions: 1 November 2021

    Announcement of winners: 17 January 2022

    Contact

    For further information, please contact:

    Sangeeta Menon
    Publishing Relationship Manager
    Emerald Group Publishing (India) Private Limited
    [email protected]

    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.

    Submissions closed: winners have been announced.

    Winners

    We are very excited and extremely honoured to announce the winners of Emerald Young Researcher Award 2021 are as follows, in no particular order:

    Dr. Maxwell Ho Chun Sing
    Lecturer
    Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL)

    The Education University of Hong Kong

    Dr. Yi-Hwa Liou
    Associate Professor
    Department of Educational Management
    National Taipei University of Education

    Dr. Donnie Adams
    Senior Lecturer
    Department of Educational Management, Planning & Policy, Faculty of Education
    Universiti Malaya

    Dr. Tan Kim Lim
    Assistant Professor
    BNU-HKBU United International College

    Dr. Jacky Cheah Jun Hwa
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Business and Economics
    Universiti Putra Malaysia

    Dr. Desi Adhariani
    Lecturer
    Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics & Business
    Universitas Indonesia

    Thank you for your participation to this regional award. All of your research, publications, and your continuous effort in supporting #RealImpact, community engagement and alignment to SDG Goals are highly appreciated.

    Eligibility

    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 no age limitation.

    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 30 September 2021.
    • 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.
    Winners

    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
    Contact

    For further information please contact:

    The East Asia & NAT Team

    Email: [email protected]

    Frequently asked questions
    Q: Who can I contact for more information?

    Please contact us if you require any further information on [email protected]
     

    Q: When can I apply?

    Applications open on 1st January 2021 and close on 30 September 2021 (23:59 GMT+8).
     

    Q: From when my published article in Emerald meets the application requirements?

    PDF of the published article in Emerald or letter of acceptance indicating that the manuscript has been accepted for publication from 1st January 2019 to 30 September 2021.
     

    Q. Why is this award not open to every country in the world?

    This is a regional award which takes initiative in regional bases to encourage researchers who are citizens 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.

    If you are not a citizen or currently doing research in the listed countries, but are interested in applying for Emerald Awards, please view our awards page for further information.
     

    Q. Will I receive updates on my application?

    Unfortunately, we will not provide individual feedback on applications.
     

    Q: When will I know if I have won the Award?

    All winners will be contacted by December 2021.

    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.
     

    Eligibility

    At least one member of the research team must be based in Africa.

    Judging criteria

    Each application will be judged, by a panel of experts, on the criteria below. The research must:

    • Be of significance, and in particular, illustrate how it will benefit the social good
    • Demonstrate originality and innovation
    • Make an outstanding contribution to theory and its application
    • Illustrate the appropriateness and application of the methodology
    • Demonstrate sound implications for theory and practice
    Application requirements

    Each proposal must be submitted using the online application form.

    The following documents will be required electronically:

    • A summary stating specific goals, outcomes and benefits of the research. 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/s and email address) for all researchers involved in the project. Please state clearly which researcher will be the main point of contact.

    The 2,000 word summary must:

    • Display clearly a statement of purpose and intent
    • State clearly the methodology(ies) applied and explicitly describe the research process
    • State expected research outcomes and expected impact and possible application
    • Specify the expected timescales of the research process
    • Outline projected costs and total research grant required
    Contact

    For further information please contact:

    Talita Opperman
    Account Management Executive - Sub Saharan Africa
    [email protected]

    Get in touch

    For further information, please contact Rozita Nordin (Gee)
    Regional Marketing Manager - East Asia

    Email Rozita

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