Research grants

CIMA’s charter to advance the science of management accountancy forms the core of our academic research strategy and guides our research goals.

Research is fundamental to CIMA’s overall value chain as it ensures that we are adding value to the profession and identifying new issues or trends that emerge in the marketplace.

As such, CIMA is keen to identify and work with academics and practitioners who are doing research in the area of management accounting and can offer insight into different subject areas. Each application is judged on its academic rigour, quality, originality and potential contribution to CIMA’s research objectives and accountants in business.

Types of research grants

CIMA provides three different types of grants*:

Topic-specific research initiative grants

Topic-specific research initiative grants of between GBP5,000 and GBP40,000 are now open to research teams globally. 

2016 initiatives

We have launched three new initiatives:   

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2016.

Download research initiative guidance notes and application forms.

Seedcorn grants

There are two types of seedcorn funding available, with amounts of up to GBP5,000 being offered.

Early career research grants are for:

  • Researchers with experience only as research assistants.
  • Those without previous funding awards.
  • Those who have not previously acted as a principal researcher

Feasibility study grants are for:

  • Experienced researchers with an idea that they want to develop.
  • Researchers to undertake feasibility studies as a preliminary to in-depth empirical research.

Our 2016 Seedcorn call has now ended.