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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Development and Managment Association - Doctoral Studies Programme
Deadline: 29 February, 2020
Level of Study
Postgraduate Research
Country Group
EU, GB, International, NI, ROI
Funding Amount
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Eligibility summary

  • NationalityAll
  • Level of StudyPostgraduate Research



RADMA is focused on the needs of researchers, practitioners and students of research technology and innovation management. It is closely associated with the R&D Management Journal and conferences.  RADMA also supports R&D Today, its outreach website, highlighting useful research, tools and case-studies for practitioners and R&D managers

Further Information


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 £20,000 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time students; partial funding is a possibility) and conditional upon the receipt of acceptable annual progress reports.

For more information please email 

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Living Costs / Stipend, Training and Development, Tuition Fees

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for Student Funding Programmes

These terms and conditions relate to all student funding programmes administered or funded by RADMA, the details of which can be found on the following webpage The General Terms and Conditions are common across all programmes while subsequent sections list terms and conditions that are specific to individual funding programmes.

General Terms and Conditions

PRIVACY NOTICE RADMA uses personal information to carry out its charitable objectives. RADMA holds personal data on (i) its current and past trustees, (ii) its communications with external bodies and individuals, (iii) members of mailing lists set up by RADMA or on its behalf, (iv) applications for sponsorship, (v) managing sponsorship. The lawful bases for processing personal data are that the processing is necessary for (i) legitimate interests, and/or (ii) contract. RADMA holds personal data initially for operational purposes and then retains it indefinitely for archiving purposes.




Definition of ‘R&D management’
RADMA’s support is focused on the field of ‘R&D management’ and we will give priority to research that explicitly links to the field. Though not intended as a rigorous and exhaustive list, the following four themes may be understood as a working definition of R&D management:
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 formulation and human resources with R&D;
4. The relationship between organisation-level activities and performance, and national and regional innovation systems or technology, science and industrial policies.
RADMA will generally regard applications for research that explores important relevant issues or furthers understanding in one or more of these areas to be within our definition of the field.
Place of Study
Unless stated otherwise, to be eligible for funding candidates must be studying, or be accepted for study, for a doctorate or Masters degree (as appropriate) at a UK university within the UK. Overseas affiliates or campuses of UK universities are not considered to be UK universities for the purposes of
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determining eligibility. RADMA is not able to support distance learning.
RADMA cannot support students in their ‘writing-up year’. This is the period following the end of normal PhD registration and before thesis submission. Many universities in the UK charge a continuation fee for this period. This is a reduced fee to cover administrative costs and other resources upon which students may draw.
RADMA cannot support activities undertaken prior to submission of the application (retrospective funding).
RADMA cannot support resubmissions or overruns

Funding Type

Help with new course

Fee Status

EU, GB, International, NI, ROI



Country Group

EU, GB, International, NI, ROI

Study Level

Postgraduate Research

Start Date

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 GMT

Close Date

Sat, 29 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT

Contact Us

For more information please email 


How to Apply


Making an application

Applications must be made via email to All documents must be supplied separately in PDF or Word file formats. Other file formats, including zipped folders, will not be accepted due to security risks.

Applications that exceed the length limits specified in the application will be rejected.

Only one application and set of supporting documents can be submitted – multiple versions are not allowed. The last valid version submitted prior to the deadline of a candidate’s application and supporting documentation will be considered the final version.
Only the application form and supporting documents associated with the application are accepted. A list of required supporting documents is available at the end of each application form. No other documents will be accepted.

Acknowledgement of applications
Applications are acknowledged by email to confirm receipt. If candidates do not receive a confirmation email they are asked to contact RADMA at

Letters of support
Applications must be supported by the candidate’s PhD or Masters supervisor (as appropriate) and RADMA will require signed letters of support from the respective supervisor.

For an application form please click here