Funding Opportunities

RADMA provides funding in the following areas:

  1. Doctoral studies - annual call
  2. Postgraduate student conference funding - presenting a paper - open call
  3. Postgraduate student conference funding - attendance only - open call
  4. Postgraduate project support - open call
  5. Student attendance at the R&D Management Conference

RADMA has regular calls for applications to these funding streams.  Support is generally focused on the field of 'R&D management'.  Though not intended as a rigorous and exhaustive list, the following four themes may be understood as a working definition of the field:

  1. Management of scientific and technological activity within firms and public bodies;
  2. Determinants of performance in research, development, product design and innovation;
  3. The interaction of organisation-wide processes such as strategy forumulation and human resources with R&D;
  4. National innovation systems.

RADMA will generally regard applications for research that explore important relevant issues or furthers understanding in one or more of these areas to be within our definition of the field.

Applications received for Postgraduate Project Support and for Postgraduate Student Conference Funding are reviewed by two of RADMA's Trustees.  Applications for Doctoral Studies are reviewed in the first instance by two non-Trustee experts in the field of R&D Management.  The arising shortlist is reviewed by two Trustees and the final shortlist is validated by at least one other Trustee.  Applications for attendance at the R&D Management Conference are administered via the conference organiser.  Please read our FAQs for further information.


Current calls for funding:

Doctoral Studies Programme

Opening: 1st November 2014
Closing: 28th February 2015
This award provides up to three years funding to talented prospective or mid-study PhD students, offering an opportunity to concentrate on the studentship for the period of the award.  The expectation is that candidates will have a Masters degree in a relevant field or an excellent first degree or equivalent.  Candidates will be expected to complete yearly progress reports and to make a copy of their thesis available to RADMA upon its completion. To be eligible for funding candidates must be accepted for PhD study at a UK university.  Applications must be supported by the candidate’s PhD supervisor.  Awards will be granted to and administered through the institution, not individual candidates.  The award will cover costs related to fees and specified living expenses up to a maximum of £17,500 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time students; partial funding is a possibility) and conditional upon the receipt of acceptable annual progress reports.  Please read the award's terms and conditions, which you can download by clicking hereFor more information please email info@radma.ltd.uk. 

Student Attendance at the R&D Management Conference

RADMA helps fund students to attend the R&D Management Conference. This award is usually administered by the Conference organiser. The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students who are presenting a paper at the R&D Management Conference. Candidates must be undertaking a Masters or PhD within the research and development management discipline. For information on forthcoming conferences please click here. 

Postgraduate Project Support Programme

RADMA has issued an open call for proposals under its Postgraduate Project Support Programme. The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students for expenses directly related to their postgraduate research in the field of R&D management. Up to £500 is available for Masters and £1000 for PhD projects.  For more information please email info@radma.ltd.uk. You can download an application form by clicking here. Please read the award's terms and conditions, which you can download by clicking here.  All applications are to be submitted as Word or PDF files to info@radma.ltd.uk.  Zipped documents cannot be accepted due to security risks.  All applications will be confirmed via email.  Reviews are held in January, March, May, July, September and November and the deadline for each review is the last day of the previous month.

Postgraduate Student Conference Funding Programme

RADMA has issued two open calls for proposals under its Postgraduate Student Conference Funding Programme: (1) up to £500 for those students presenting a paper and (2) up to £250 for presenting a poster or attendance only.  The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students to attend a conference relevant to their studies. For more information please email info@radma.ltd.uk. You can download an application form for presenting a paper by clicking here, or for presenting a poster or attendance only by clicking here.  Please read the award's terms and conditions, which you can download by clicking here.  All applications are to be submitted as Word or PDF files to info@radma.ltd.uk.  Zipped documents cannot be accepted due to security risks.  All applications will be confirmed via email. If you are interested in obtaining support from RADMA to attend the annual R&D Management Conference, please contact the organiser directly (do not apply via this funding stream.)  For information on forthcoming conferences please click here.  Reviews are held in January, April, July and October and the deadline for each review is the last day of the previous month.

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Recent Funding Opportunities

Doctoral Studies Programme

Opening: 1st November 2014
Closing: 28th February 2015
This award provides up to three years funding to talented prospective or mid-study PhD students, offering an opportunity to concentrate on the studentship for the period of the award.  The expectation is that candidates will have a Masters degree in a relevant field or an excellent first degree or equivalent.  Candidates will be expected to complete yearly progress reports and to make a copy of their thesis available to RADMA upon its completion. To be eligible for funding candidates must be accepted for PhD study at a UK university.  Applications must be supported by the candidate’s PhD supervisor.  Awards will be granted to and administered through the institution, not individual candidates.  The award will cover costs related to fees and specified living expenses up to a maximum of £17,500 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time students; partial funding is a possibility) and conditional upon the receipt of acceptable annual progress reports.  Please read the award's terms and conditions, which you can download by clicking hereFor more information please email info@radma.ltd.uk. 

Student Attendance at the R&D Management Conference

RADMA helps fund students to attend the R&D Management Conference. This award is usually administered by the Conference organiser. The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students who are presenting a paper at the R&D Management Conference. Candidates must be undertaking a Masters or PhD within the research and development management discipline. For information on forthcoming conferences please click here. 

Postgraduate Project Support Programme

RADMA has issued an open call for proposals under its Postgraduate Project Support Programme. The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students for expenses directly related to their postgraduate research in the field of R&D management. Up to £500 is available for Masters and £1000 for PhD projects.  For more information please email info@radma.ltd.uk. You can download an application form by clicking here. Please read the award's terms and conditions, which you can download by clicking here.  All applications are to be submitted as Word or PDF files to info@radma.ltd.uk.  Zipped documents cannot be accepted due to security risks.  All applications will be confirmed via email.  Reviews are held in January, March, May, July, September and November and the deadline for each review is the last day of the previous month.

Postgraduate Student Conference Funding Programme

RADMA has issued two open calls for proposals under its Postgraduate Student Conference Funding Programme: (1) up to £500 for those students presenting a paper and (2) up to £250 for presenting a poster or attendance only.  The award provides support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students to attend a conference relevant to their studies. For more information please email info@radma.ltd.uk. You can download an application form for presenting a paper by clicking here, or for presenting a poster or attendance only by clicking here.  Please read the award's terms and conditions, which you can download by clicking here.  All applications are to be submitted as Word or PDF files to info@radma.ltd.uk.  Zipped documents cannot be accepted due to security risks.  All applications will be confirmed via email. If you are interested in obtaining support from RADMA to attend the annual R&D Management Conference, please contact the organiser directly (do not apply via this funding stream.)  For information on forthcoming conferences please click here.  Reviews are held in January, April, July and October and the deadline for each review is the last day of the previous month.

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