SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme 2021

SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme 2021

The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM) are pleased to announce the launch of the second round of funding for the SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme.

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

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

  • Enable 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

It is expected that one project will be funded in this second funding round.  The maximum value of the award is £150,000. The duration of the awarded project will be between 24 months (minimum) and 36 months (maximum).

Projects will normally involve researchers at two or more HE institutions in order to foster a culture of intellectual collaboration and enable capacity building. The intention of the scheme is to widen access of opportunity and increase the diversity and inclusivity of management research. Applications may address this in various ways, including by proposing an interdisciplinary research project if appropriate. Priority will be given to proposals with clear and effective publication, dissemination and impact plans.

Key Dates

  • Wednesday 2nd September 2020 - Online grant portal application available at
  • Wednesday 4th November 2020 - Deadline for MANDATORY Expression of Interest form (Online link availble from Wednesday 2nd September)
  • Wednesday 2nd December 2020 at 17:00 GMT - Deadline for final applications

For further information, and access to the Word versions of application documents, please visit:


If you have any questions on the entry process, please contact the British Academy of Management Grants Administrator, Stuart Hull, by email at