Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Research Grand Available for Business Librarianship (Emerald Research Grant Award)

Are you a librarian in need of funding for a business research project?

The Emerald Research Grant Award, sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing Limited offers one award of $5,000 and a citation to an individual or team seeking support to conduct research in business librarianship. The awards will be presented at the RUSA Awards Ceremony at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Recipients will be required to attend the RUSA Awards Ceremony. 

Candidates must submit a detailed proposal outlining their proposed research project; methodology, scope and timetable; how this project fits into the existing literature; and projected outcomes, including a statement outlining how this research will benefit the library profession. Proposals will be reviewed for thoroughness; potential to positively impact the library profession; and potential to provide a useful addition to the existing library literature. Proposals will be accepted from both individual researchers and those working collaboratively. At least one member of a collaborative team must be a member of ALA.  The recipient(s) may be asked to present their findings at a public BRASS event within two yearsof receiving the award (at the discretion of the BRASS Executive Committee). The recipient will also be required to acknowledge the Emerald Research Grant when publishing or presenting their research.

The deadline for proposals is December 4, 2016.

Please send your proposals to

For complete information about the criteria for this grant award, please visit:

Chubing Tripepi
Emerald Research Award Committee Chair

Business Research and Data Services Librarian
Thomas J. Watson Library of Business and EconomicsColumbia University
130 Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027