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2019 Emerald South Asia LIS Research Fund Award

Supporting Library and Information Science research in South Asia

Call for South Asia library and information science research proposals

Emerald is delighted to offer a research grant for a South-Asian project in the field of library and information science research. Applications should address the dissemination of knowledge with a specific orientation toward benefit for South Asia.

There will be one award of £1,000 for the winning research project, to fund or part-fund these projects. 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.

Application requirements

Each proposal must be submitted using the 2019 India LIS online application form.

The following documents will be required electronically:

  • Covering letter
  • Research summary

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.


The main member 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 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 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: 1 August 2019
Last date for Submissions: 15 October 2019
Announcement of Winners: 10 January 2020.


For further information, please contact:

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