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Emerald Young Researcher Award 2021

Emerald in the East Asia and New Asian Tigers (NAT) region are delighted to invite early career researchers to apply for the Emerald Young Researcher Award 2021.

The submission window is open from from 1 January to 30 September 2021.


The applicant must be a citizen or currently doing research in one of the following countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. The applicant must be in the early stage of their research career with no age limitation.

Judging criteria

Each application will be judged by a panel of experts, on the criteria below. The judges will be from Emerald and senior researchers from various disciplines. The young researcher must:

  • Be a citizen in the stated region/reside (study or work) in the stated region;
  • Demonstrate originality and contribution in research and/or practice;
  • Illustrate how the applicant has impacted the society or the community concerned;
  • Have publication in any journal(s) in Emerald;
  • A recommendation letter from one relevant and notable individual (i.e. a leading figure).

Application requirements

Each write-up must be submitted using the online application form.
The following documents will be required electronically:

  • A summary stating specific effort(s) or activity(ies) and the outcomes or impact it has made. This should not exceed 2,000 words (note that tables, figures, appendices and reference lists, if provided, do NOT count towards the 2,000 word total).
  • A covering letter containing full contact details (affiliation, full address, telephone number and email address) of the individual.
  • PDF of the published article in Emerald or letter of acceptance indicating that the manuscript has been accepted for publication. Publication period from 1st January 2019 to 30 September 2021.
  • A recommendation letter from the notable individual with his/her full contact details.

The 2,000-word summary must:

  • Display clearly the nature and purpose of the effort/activity and the details about the success;
  • Describe the process involved and the impact it has made. Success/process which is ongoing is also welcome;
  • State the impact it has made/is making and the future plans.


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