RSA Research Funding & Awards

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Type: 
Grant
Subject Fields: 
Geography, Graduate Studies, Social Sciences, Urban Design and Planning, Urban History / Studies

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) provides a range of research funding opportunities to suit different career stages and we are pleased to share with you details on forthcoming application deadlines.

We encourage non-members to apply for a grant and join the RSA at the same time. Please note our free book offer for new members when joining by 21st August 2022.

Grant schemes and awards’ details are as follows:

Small Grant on Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry

This scheme aims to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on regions, cities and industry. Topics could address specific countries, regions or cities, providing that wider implications for global audiences are addressed. This award is open to single applicants or a team of researchers. 

Value: up to £4,000 (c. $5,300; c. €4,700)

Application deadline: 5th September 2022

 

Research Network Grant Scheme

RSA Research Networks are formed by RSA members interested in meeting to examine an issue that responds to the aims and goals of the Association and is of interest and concern to members of the Association as well as non-members. The issue needs not necessarily to have a direct policy focus, but the examination would normally lead to policy-related conclusions.

Value: up to £10,000 (c. $12,000; c. €11800)

Application deadline: 29th November 2022

 

Early Career Research Grant Scheme

This award is open to single applicants in their early career (a maximum of five years between the date shown on the PhD certificate and the application deadline). This funding is provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The grant has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply.  

Value: up to £10,000 (c. $13,300; c. €11,800)

Application deadlines (Expression of Interest): 10th May 2023

 

Membership Research Grant Scheme (MeRSA)

The RSA Membership Research Grant supports a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. This research funding scheme is intended primarily to provide opportunities for mid-career scholars who have already published in the field of regional studies and science, and who are Individual Members of the RSA. The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply.

Value: up to £5,000 (c. $6,600; c. €5,900)

Application deadline (Expression of Interest): 10th May 2023

 

Fellowship Research Grant Scheme (FeRSA)

This award is open to Fellows of the RSA only. RSA Fellows are members who have been continuous members for a minimum of 5 years and who have also been defined as “active members”. This means that they have contributed to the life of the Association through serving on the Board or committees, have spoken at conferences, have applied for funding etc.

Value: up to £7,500 (c. $10,000; c. €8,900)

Application deadline (Expression of Interest): 10th May 2023

 

Travel Grants

The RSA offers its members up to £500 towards travel costs when attending a non-RSA event. Recipients of the Travel Grant must be members of the Association at the time of the application, at the time of travel and the claim.

Value: up to £500 (c. $600; c. €570)

2023 Application deadlines:

23rd February, 25th May, 28th September and 23rd November

 

RSA Awards 2023

Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields:

· Nathaniel Lichfield recent Master’s Award - for recent Master’s graduate who have graduated within the previous year;

· Paul Benneworth PhD Student Award - for registered PhD students who have not yet received their certificate;

· Routledge Early Career Award - for early career researchers defined as being within five years of the date on their PhD certificate or equivalent.

Value: £500 (c. $600; c. €570) and a certificate

Application deadline: 20th April 2023

 

 

RSA Membership Offer – Join the RSA and get a free book in addition to the membership benefits

Sign up for an RSA membership before midnight on the 21st August 2022 and you can participate in our Free Book Offer.  See www.regionalstudies.org/news/free-book-offer-2022  for more details and a full list of the books available.

The full list of membership benefits ranging from publications, research funding, discounts, professional development resources, excellence awards, career development and networking opportunities and the different membership categories the RSA offers  can be found at www.regionalstudies.org/about/memberships/.

Please feel free to share these details and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.

With best wishes and thanks,

 

Daniela

Contact Info: 

Daniela Carl

Deputy Chief Executive

Regional Studies Association

Sussex Innovation Centre | Falmer | Brighton BN1 9SB | United Kingdom

tel: +44(0)1273 698 017

mobile: +44(0)78 6697 8418

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