BAM Grant Schemes

The British Academy of Management (BAM) grant scheme consists of funding for three categories of project.

***The next funding round will launch in 2021 for all 3 BAM grant schemes, as well as the collaborative research award 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) for Early Career Researchers
  • BAM Transitions 2 Research Grant (maximum £4,000 per project) for established researchers
  • BAM Management Knowledge and Education (MKE) Award (maximum £4,000 per project)

Proposals should demonstrate alignment with one or more BAM Special Interest Groups and with the Academy’s Mission and one or more of its Strategic Objectives. Proposals are equally welcomed from established subject areas and newly emerging domains. Priority will be given to proposals with clear and effective publication, dissemination and impact plans; and that enhance early career research skill development. 

Individuals can submit to only one of the above schemes in any one year, whether as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator.

Previously unsuccessful applicants may not submit an application that is substantially the same as applications they have previously submitted.

Previously successful applicants must have completed their project at least 2 years before the closing date for the schemes, and satisfactorily submitted any end of grant reports.

ABOUT THE SCHEMES:

Transitions 1 Research Grant Scheme

The Transitions 1 Research Grant Scheme is aimed at Academy members who are early in their career who hold a PhD and wish to develop an empirical research project that advances business and management scholarship and improves their research capacities. Proposals may be related to any subject area within the Academy’s intellectual remit. 

The Principal Investigator must have gained their PhD less than 5 years before the date of closing of applications. Co-Investigators are welcomed, and if they do not fit the early career definition, they must explain clearly their role in the work and in developing the skills of the Principal Investigator. The Principal Investigator and all Co-Investigators must be Academy Members and have active Academy membership for the duration of the project. The maximum value of award is £4,000.  Non-members wishing to apply to the scheme can become members before submitting an application.

 

Transitions 2 Research Grant Scheme

The Transitions 2 Research Grant Scheme is aimed at Academy members who are experienced researchers and who wish to develop an empirical research project that advances business and management scholarship and develops their research capacities in an empirical or intellectual domain. Proposals may be related to any subject area within Academy’s intellectual remit. 

The Principal Investigator must have gained their PhD more than 5 years before the date of closing of applications. The Principal Investigator and all Co-Investigators must be Academy Members and have active Academy membership for the duration of the project. The maximum value of the award is £4,000.  Non-members wishing to apply to the scheme can become members before submitting an application.

 

Management Knowledge and Education (MKE) Award

This Scheme is aimed at Academy members who want to propose a research project that informs scholarly debate around management knowledge and education. Research projects should contribute to theoretical and philosophical understandings that inform the practice of management educators. Potential themes include: management learning and teaching, pedagogy, andragogy, leadership development or the generation and circulation of management knowledge and knowing. Priority will be given to proposals that advance the objectives of the BAM Management Knowledge and Education (MKE) group. 

The scheme is open to all Academy Members. Non-members wishing to apply to the scheme can join the Academy. The Principal Investigator and all Co-Investigators must be Academy Members and have active Academy membership for the duration of the project. The maximum value of award is £4,000.   Non-members wishing to apply to the scheme can become members before submitting an application.

 
2019 documentation - this will be updated for the 2021 schemes

Applicants must read the Terms and Conditions and Financial Guidance before making an application to the Schemes.  Letters of support will be required from the Principal Investigator’s Head of Department and Research Office.

[Terms and Conditions - BAM Transitions and MKE Schemes]

[Financial Guidance - BAM Transitions and MKE Schemes]

Frequently Asked Questions (all schemes)

BAM Grant Schemes - Awarded Grants