Small Research Grants

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants Scheme

SAMS has joined with the British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences to increase the number of small grants available to the Management and Business community.

Grants are intended to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences and funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars.

The first recourse for funding should be to your own institution (where applicable), however, applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. Applications for collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome under this scheme and applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

This scheme is managed by the British Academy and the Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

Calls for proposals are made through the British Academy website twice a year, with awards being made in June and December. For further details, including the online application system, please visit: