The StoRM (Strengthening of Collaboration, Leadership and Professionalisation in Research Management in SADC and EU HEIs) project, funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme and led by Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa, focuses on the professional development of research management and administration (RMA) staff, as well as staff exchanges aimed at improving collaboration and joint ventures between RMA offices in universities in SADC and the European Union (EU). The Division for Research Development at Stellenbosch University (SU) is the coordinating partner, with consortium partners from Bristol University in the United Kingdom; Copenhagen University in Denmark; Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania; the University of the Western Cape in South Africa; the University of Namibia and the Namibian University of Science and Technology in Namibia; and the University of Botswana, the Botswana Open University in Botswana and the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). The project also has associate partners, such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the European Association for Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA). The project aims to offer opportunities for professional development for research managers and administrators in the SADC regions and, in certain areas, in the European Union. Academic RMA qualifications aimed at different career levels are a key deliverable of the project.