APM Research Fund

The APM Research Fund has been established within the Research Programme to provide funding for small-scale research projects or to provide seed funding for larger research projects.

How the APM Research Fund help me?

In addition to funding, APM can help provide access to data and research participants through access to its corporate members, amongst others, who wish to be involved in cutting edge research activities. By providing a platform for research at its events, publications and journals and through the use of its media channels, APM can aid researchers with disseminating findings and help measure the impact of their work.

Eligibility and level of funding available?

Lower tier proposals looking for seed funding will be typically funded at £5,000 each whilst larger higher tier submissions of a much larger scale, ambition and impact will be typically funded at £25,000. APM is happy to consider match-funding or co-funded submissions.

Applications and proposals are open to all UK-residents (including: academics and researchers, students, the APM volunteer community and project practitioners etc.) and globally to academics and researchers at non-UK recognised Higher Education Institutions.

Both individual and collaborative proposals are welcomed as are interdisciplinary projects. The number of studies awarded funding will vary from year to year depending on the quality of submissions and priorities.

What should the proposal contain and what themes should it address?

APM’s research interests for 2020 are:

Other themes will also be considered for funding and applicants are encouraged to put forward innovative topics which will support the future delivery of projects and which address current challenges.

The above themes directly support the APM strategy.

Proposals should be succinct (no more than 1500 words) in MS Word or PDF formats and should seek to address the judging criteria which is set out in the guidance notes below.

For more information please download the APM Research Fund Guidance Notes.


If you have any questions regarding the Research Fund or require further information please contact us research@apm.org.uk using the heading “Research Fund”.

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