Emerald/ALCS Research Fund Awards

Emerald and ALCS (The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society), in association with INASP and the African Engineering Education Association (AEEA), are delighted to offer a research grant for an African project in the field of engineering research.

Applications should focus on the subject of material sciences

Also in association with 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.

Applications should address the dissemination of knowledge for the social good with a specific orientation toward benefit for Africa.

In addition to the research grant, the Winner will also be given the opportunity to receive the assistance of an experienced Emerald editor or former editor in helping write a high-quality article, offering the best chance of getting accepted for publication.

Both Emerald and ALCS are exceedingly proud to support and reward such high-quality research.


  • 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 five criteria below.

    The research must:

  • Be of significance, particularly illustrating 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.

    Deadline: 1st February.

    For more information and application, visit: Emerald/ALCS Research Fund Awards Website

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