GMAC MERInstitute Grant and Fellowships


Grants, faculty fellowships and doctoral student fellowships are available from the Graduate Management Admission Council?; Deadline 9 Oct 2009

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Deadline for submission: October 9, 2009

The Graduate Management Admission Council® seeks research proposal submissions to our Management Education Research Institute Grant and Fellowship Programs-

The Grants Program is designed to support research projects about graduate management education learning, development, and outcomes. Grants up to $100,000 each are funded for one to three year periods.


The Faculty Fellowships Program is designed to support innovative and thought-provoking research from management education leaders. The Institute offers year-long $50,000 faculty fellowships for research at the fellows’ home institutions.

The Doctoral Student Fellowships Program is designed to support doctoral students and beginning faculty to help them in their careers and support the field of management education. The Institute offers year-long $20,000 doctoral student fellowships for research at the fellows’ home institutions.

Proposal topics are available at

Past recipients of grants and fellowships have used the funds to study a variety of topics, including factors that influence new MBAs to switch careers, the relationship between work experience and performance in business school, and factors that influence career success among women with MBAs.

Last year seven projects were awarded a total of more than $369,000 in funding for 2009 by the Institute. The winning proposals were selected from among 56 applications rigorously reviewed by a committee of business school faculty.

What Is the Management Education Research Institute (MERInstitute)?

The Management Education Research Institute supports the production and dissemination of research about graduate management education. We seek to…

  • Stimulate studies on identified research opportunities and gaps in the management education literature.
  • Support investigators that will conduct quality (and publishable) studies that add value to the management education community.

Our faculty-based research committee and award programs are an important aspect to meeting the MERInstitute objectives. We appoint faculty to our committee who have demonstrated excellence in their field as well as interest in the broader issues related to graduate management education. We fund research projects through our grant program, innovative thought leaders through our faculty fellowship program, and talented new professionals through our doctoral student fellowship program.

The Graduate Management Admission Council (, based in McLean, Va., is a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide dedicated to creating access to and disseminating information about graduate management education. GMAC annually surveys thousands of corporate recruiters, MBA students, and alumni. The organization also owns the Graduate Management Admission Test(R) [GMAT(R)], used by business schools around the world to assess applicants. The GMAT was created in 1954 and remains the first and only standardized test specifically designed for graduate business and management programs.

More information is available at or, feel free to approach me personally at the Academy of Management Conference. I will be available at the PDW Where Good Research Proposals Go to Get Funded Well: How to Secure a Management Education Research Institute Grant on Saturday, August 8, 2009 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Toronto Room or at the GMAC booth #208 in the exhibit hall.


Rachel Edgington
Director, Market Research & Analysis +1-703-627-5445
Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®)
1600 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1400
McLean, Virginia 22102
Creating Access to Graduate Business Education(SM)