“Emerald Publishing has a long-standing commitment to support the research community via a number of methods including doctoral and research fund awards, benefiting both those at the outset of their academic careers and the more established researchers.”
The BRASS Research Grant Award will be awarded to an individual or team seeking support to conduct research in business librarianship. One $5,000 award will be presented.
*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented.
- The recipient must use the award to conduct research in business librarianship.
- The recipient may be asked to present their findings at a public BRASS event within two years of receiving the award (at the discretion of the BRASS Executive Committee).
- The recipient will be required to acknowledge the Emerald Research Grant when publishing or presenting their research.
The Emerald Research Grant Award will be awarded to an individual seeking support to conduct research in business librarianship. The funds may be used at the discretion of the award recipient. The recipient may be asked to present their findings at a public BRASS event within two years of 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.
Submission of Proposals
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. Individual applicants (or at least one member of a collaborative team) must be a member of ALA.
To submit a proposal, complete the nomination form on the RUSA Update Resources page.
Questions should be directed to the committee chair.
2019: Amanda B. Click, Business Librarian, American University, Claire Wiley, Research and Instruction Librarian, Belmont University and Meggan Houlihan, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Student Programs, New York University Abu Dhabi
2017: Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian, California State University
2016: Lisa O’Connor, associate professor, University of Kentucky
2015: Jason Dewland and Cindy Elliott, University of Arizona
2014: Ilana Barnes and Tao Zhang, Purdue University
2013: Jennifer Boettcher
2012: Kerry Wu and Heidi E. K. Senior; Louise Mort Feldmann
2011: Diane K. Campbell and Ronald G. Cook / Peter Jacso
2010: Tao Jin, PhD, School of Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University; Kevin Harwell, Schreyer Business Library, Penn State University
2009: Ann Fiegen; Bryna Coonin