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Fund for Indian LIS research announced

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Emerald has announced the Indian 2009 Emerald Research Fund in the field of library and information science (LIS) research. The funding grant of up to £2,000 (approximately US $3,000 equivalent) should address the dissemination of knowledge for the social good with a specific focus towards the benefit of India.

Each application is judged by a panel of experts. The research must be of significance, particularly highlighting how it will benefit the social good. It must be original, innovative and demonstrate an outstanding contribution to theory and its application. It must also illustrate the appropriateness and application of the methodology and demonstrate sound implications for theory and practice.

To be eligible for the award at least one member of the research team must be based in India. The closing date for applications is 1 July 2009. Winners will be announced in September 2009.