In 2015, the Association launched a new research grant worth up to £5,000. This grant aims to reward excellence and support outstanding individual researchers on a topic related to regional studies and regional science. It is intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published in the field of regional studies and/or regional science and who are currently individual members of the Regional Studies Association. The RSA Membership Research Grant is provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The value of the award is up to £5,000 (or equivalent in dollars or euros). The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply.
The RSA Membership Research Grant operates a two stage application and assessment process. In the first round, applicants submit an expression of interest (see details in the handbook). Shortlisted applicants from the first round will then be asked to complete an application form and submit their full proposal as part of the final selection round.
The full Terms and Conditions governing the grant are available in the Membership Research Grant Handbook.
Forthcoming application deadline: 15th May 2019
First selection round: Expression of Interest
Please send your applications to *email address protected*
The Expression of Interest should include the following:
Applicant information details: Title, name, surname; RSA membership number; postal address, telephone number and email for correspondence; name of Higher Education Institution (HEI); details of previously awarded RSA Grants (Early Career, Membership Research or/and Fellowship Research Grant)
Title of the research project
Timings of the research
Summary including details of research and the advances it is hoped that it will make (Max 500 words)
Brief overview of costs and budget
1-3 page CV