Emerald African Management Research Fund Award 2018 (up to £2,500)

Emerald African Management Research Fund Award 2018 (up to £2,500)

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Applications are invited for the Emerald African Management Research Fund Award 2018. Emerald and AFAM (Africa Academy of Management), in association with INASP and the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD), are offering this research grant for an African project in the field of management research. Applications should address the following theme – Fostering a research culture driven by growth and sustainability in Africa.

Emerald Publishing was founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that would advance the research and practice of business and management. Today, they continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where they feel they can make a real difference, now also including health and social care, education and engineering.


  • The award will offer £2,500 (approximately US$4,000 equivalent) to fund the winning research project.


  • To be eligible, 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.


  • 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 to the 2,000 word total)
    • A covering letter containing full contact details (affiliation, full address, telephone number/s and e-mail 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.

For more information, visit Emerald African Management Research Fund Award.