British Academy of Management Grant Schemes

The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and British Academy of Management (BAM) 

SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme


EXTENDED DEADLINE - The deadline has been extended to Wednesday 18th December at 17:00 GMT in response to the UCU strikes which are taking place in November and December at many UK universities


The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM) is pleased to announce the launch of a new grant scheme starting in July 2019, with a second round of funding to be announced in 2020. 

The scheme partnership strengthens the commitment of both organisations to support management research and promote capacity building. 

The SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme: 

SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building grants are aimed at researchers who want to develop an empirical research project that: 

  • Enables capacity building by bringing together a group of researchers from at least two HE institutions, including early career as well as experienced researchers 

  • Produces novel conceptual outcomes based on rigorous, innovative use of methods and by developing original ways of thinking to address complex management problems  

  • Demonstrates the social value of management research conducted in the public interest 

Key information:

  • Maximum value of each award is £150,000
  • Duration of projects between 24 months (minimum) and 36 months (maximum)
  • Principal Investigators must be based in a UK HE institution, normally in a School of Management/Business (co-Investigators may be outside the UK)
  • Principal Investigator and all Co-Investigators based in Schools of Management/Business must be BAM Members
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview by the SAMS/BAM Grant Award Committee in January/February 2020

    Application deadline extended to Wednesday 18th December 2019 (17:00 GMT) 

** Current members of BAM and SAMS Councils are not eligible to apply as Principal Investigators or be named as Co-Investigators **


More information on the SAMS/BAM Research Capacity Building Scheme is available here:

SAMS/BAM Research Capacity Building Scheme - further information


British Academy of Management Grant Schemes 


***Applications for the British Academy of Management and Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Small Grant Schemes 2019 are now closed***


The British Academy of Management (The Academy) runs four grants schemes.

These schemes are part of the Academy’s mission to build a thriving, pluralistic research community by supporting relevant, ethical and innovative management and business research.

  • BAM Transitions 1 Research Grant (maximum £4,000 per project)
  • BAM Transitions 2 Research Grant (maximum £4,000 per project)
  • BAM Management Knowledge and Education (MKE) Award (maximum £4,000 per project)
  • ANZAM/BAM Collaborative Research Award (maximum £6,000 per project)

The 2019 Award Holders are listed below.  Project summaries for each of the projects and Co-Investigators is available here:

BAM Grant Award Holders 2019


Transitions 1

  • Dr Susan Mawer, Liverpool John Moores University - Identify in modern management theory and practice, the ideas and concepts of the social scientist and management theorist, Mary Parker Follett (1868 - 1933)
  • Dr Constantine Manolchev, University of Exeter Business School - Investigating Job Quality and Everyday Working Lives of Highly-Skilled and Low-Skilled Migrant Workers in the UK
  • Dr Simon Moralee, The University of Manchester - The professionalisation of medical leadership: from where to what next?
  • Dr Stoyan Stoyanov, University of Bath - Identity Adaptation and Network Embeddedness among Migrant Entrepreneurs. 

Transitions 2

  • Dr Yan Wang, Nottingham Trent University - Board Diversity, Risk Disclosure and Performance in UK Higher Education Institutions
  • Dr Juliette Summers - School of Management, University of St Andrews - Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are an international, and controversial, model for local economic development
  • Dr Simon Smith, University of Winchester - Overtourism and Tourismphobia: Understanding and addressing paradoxical tensions in creating and maintaining Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11)
  • Dr Thomas Calvard, University of Edinburgh Business School  - Lived Experiences of Bisexual Employees’ Exclusion in UK Workplaces


  • Professor Carol Jarvis, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England - Developing an entrepreneurial mindset: The impact of team learning
  • Dr Kate Black, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University - Inter-generational knowledge creation, curation and circulation
  • Dr Ian Stewart, Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester - Beneath the surface in experiential education – evaluation of the real costs in a large-class, international, Higher Education context


  • Dr Behzad Hezarkhani (PI), Brunel University London (UK); and Dr Sean Asian, La Trobe University (AU) - Supply Chain Collaboration among Agribusiness SMEs and Post-Brexit UK-Australia Trade
  • Dr Amanda Jasmine Williamson (PI), Waikato Management School, the University of Waikato (NZ) and Professor Martina Battisti, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth (UK) - Entre-perception: Dynamics in national sentiment of entrepreneurship


More information on the BAM Research Grants Schemes is available here:

BAM Research Grants - further information