One of the highlights of the annual emma conference is the announcement of the emma Award recipient. Recipients of the emma Award are esteemed in the field of media management. They may be either noteworthy scholars or influential practitioners. Also, during each conference the recipient of the emma Best Paper Award is announced.
emma offers two grants for early career researchers: the Conference grant as well as the Summer School grant. Both grants financially support earlier career researchers in their participation in emma events where they get exposure, feedback and recognition for their work in media management scholarship. Additionally, emma in 2019, issued a Collaborative Research grant to support a one-year international research project in the field of quality journalism.