Student Funding


RADMA is pleased to offer awards to candidates undertaking a Masters or PhD within the research and development management discipline at any university. This with the goal to provide support to talented mid-study Masters and PhD students to attend the R&D Management Conference 2018.

There are two separate student schemes funded by RADMA:

  • Colloquium – Ph.D students applying to the Ph.D. Colloquium  will not pay for their attendance at the Colloquium, but they do pay for their own travel and accommodation.
  • Scholarships – RADMA provides scholarships equal to €330 for approximately 30 Masters and PhD students presenting a paper at the conference. This means that students in order to be eligible to receive the scholarship to attend the conference must present a paper at the conference and get it accepted. The funding covers the registration fee for the conference only, and not travel and accommodation. Students must apply for funding and the Organizing Committee of the R&D Management Conference 2018 will select the students to be offered a Scholarship.

Funding is awarded 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:

  1. Management of scientific and technological activity
  2. Management of research development, product design and innovation
  3. Strategy formulation and human resources
  4. Management of technology and policy

Award process

Though the funding for this program is from RADMA, the scheme is operated by the organisers of the conference according to guidelines set by RADMA.

The budget for the funding program is fixed, and the conference organisers will aim to achieve the optimum level of student participation within this budget. Applications will be judged on the basis of the quality and relevance of the paper submitted.

Candidates are restricted to one application each to attend the 2018 Conference. The outcome of that application does not preclude the candidate from applying for the 2019 Conference (once the call for applications for 2019 is open), nor does it affect the candidate’s future chances of success.

If an application is successful, the conference fees will be reduced accordingly. RADMA requires a copy of any papers presented and a brief post-conference report on the impact of the Conference upon the candidate’s studies. This will contribute to RADMA’s assessment of its impact in the field of R&D management.

A condition of the grant is that you attend the entire conference. If you do not attend then you will be required to repay any grant you have received.

For further information please visit or contact the Secretary to the Trustees, Kay Honeyford, at


Please download your Application for funding, also available in word doc., and return it via email to before the deadline of April 10, 2018.

Awards will be announced by April 30, 2018.