The RADMA Doctoral Studies Programme provides up to three years' funding to talented prospective or mid-study PhD students, offering an opportunity to concentrate on their studentship for the period of the award. Read more Read less

The expectation is that applicants will have a master's degree in a relevant field or an excellent first degree or equivalent. Candidates will be expected to complete yearly progress reports and make a copy of their thesis available to RADMA upon completion.

Applications are welcome across the breadth of the research and development management discipline. RADMA particularly encourages applications that explore important relevant issues or further understanding in the following areas:

  • Management and exploitation of scientific and technological activity within firms and public bodies;
  • Determinants of organisation-level performance in research, development or product design;
  • The interaction of organisation-wide processes such as strategy formulation and human resources with R&D;
  • The relationship between organisation-level activities and performance, and national and regional innovation systems or technology, science and industrial policies.

At a glance

  • Funding valueUp to £18,000 annually
  • Suitable for Applicants fromUK, EU, Rest of World
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)RADMA


What it covers

Grants of up to £18,000.

Further information

Candidates will be expected to complete yearly progress reports and 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. 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 £18,000 per academic year (pro-rata for part-time students; partial funding is a possibility) and conditional upon the receipt of acceptable annual progress reports. 

How to apply

To apply, please visit the RADMA website and download the application form. You will also need to download the application spreadsheet. For more information please email info@radma.ltd.uk.

Applications must be supported by the candidate’s PhD supervisor.