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RSA Policy Expo Grant Scheme

The Association has a policy research initiative worth £15,000 (C. €17,000, US$18,000) to successful teams aiming to connect their work and wider communities to societal questions and policy needs.

The two key deliverables from each Expo are:

  • an article for Regional Studies, Regional Science with the Article Processing Charge (APC) sponsored by the Association from the withheld portion of the grant (articles will be subject to peer review)
  • a book in the new RSA Impact and Policy Series. This would be a minimum 25,000 and maximum 30,000 words policy book. It could be in the form of a report or edited papers with an introduction and conclusion. It must include an executive summary highlighting the policy implications from the work.

Policy Expo 2018 themes

Applications are invited on the following themes:

  1. Role of higher education institutions (HEIs) in regional development
  2. Place-based policy making
  3. The Chinese One Belt One Road initiative

Application deadline: 30th March 2018 (3pm BST).

Webpage: http://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/policy-expo-grant-scheme

Please send your application and queries to policyexpo@regionalstudies.org 

 

Membership Research Grant

This is a research funding scheme introduced in 2015 which is intended primarily to provide opportunities for mid-career scholars who have already published in the field of regional studies and or science and who are current Individual members of the RSA.

Value: up to £5,000 (or its equivalent in US$ or € depending upon the exchange rate at the time of the award).
Timeframe: Maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply
Application process: A two stage application process applies
Application deadline (first selection round): 15th May 2018, 3pm (BST)
Webpage:
 http://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/rsa-MeRSA-Grant

Please send your application and queries to mersa@regionalstudies.org 

 

Fellowship Research Grant

This new 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. Please email the membership team at membership@regionalstudies.org to check your eligibility for this category of membership.

Value: up to £7,500 (or its equivalent in US$ or € depending upon the exchange rate at the time of the award).
Timeframe: Maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply
Application process: A two stage application process applies
Application deadline (first selection round): 15th May 2018, 3pm (BST)
Webpage: 
www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/rsa-fellowship-research-grant-scheme

Please send your application and queries to fersa@regionalstudies.org 

 RSA Early Career Grant Scheme

This award is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the certificate and the application deadline).

It is provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research.

Value: up to £10,000 (or its equivalent in dollars or euros depending upon the agreed exchange rate at the time of the award).

Timeframe: Maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply

Application process: A two stage application process applies

Forthcoming application deadline: 31st May 2018, 3pm (BST).

Webpage: http://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/early-career-grant-scheme

Please send your application and queries to ecgrant@regionalstudies.org 

 

2018 Research Networks’ Funding Scheme

In 2015, the Association introduced an increased Research Networks’ funding scheme which is part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Association.

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 (or its equivalent in US$ or € depending upon the exchange rate at the time of the award).
Timeframe: minimum of 3 years and reporting conditions apply
Application deadline: 30th September 2018, 4pm (BST)
Webpage
http://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/research-network-grants

Please send your application and queries to researchnetwork@regionalstudies.org

In addition to these research funding schemes, the RSA also offers Travel Grants and Awards

Travel Grants

The RSA offers its members up to £500 towards travel and accommodation costs when attending a non -SA event. Recipients of the Travel Grant must be a member of the Association at the time of the application, at the time of travel and claim. Non-members are encouraged to apply and join the RSA at the same time.

Value: up to £500 (or its equivalent in US$ or € depending upon the exchange rate at the time of the award).

Application deadlines in 2018: 

  • 31st May
  • 15th September
  • 30th November

Webpage: www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/rsa-travel-grant

Please send your application and queries to travelgrant@regionalstudies.org

Awards for Taught Master Students, PhD student and Early Careers

Call for Nominations now open

Deadline 31st May 2018

The Regional Studies Association welcomes nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) for the Nathaniel Lichfield Award (aimed at Taught Master Students), the RSA PhD Student Award and RSA Routledge Early Career Award in regional studies and related fields, which will be awarded by the Regional Studies Association Award Committee in 2018.

The nominees for the Nathanial Lichfield Award should be recently graduated master students. The nominees for the RSA PhD Student Award should be a registered PhD student who has not yet received their certificate.  The nominees for the RSA Routledge Early Career Award should be Early Career researchers within five years of the date on their PhD certificate or equivalent.

The nominees are expected to have made an original and outstanding contribution to the field of regional studies and the leading personal contribution of the recipient to the work must be clearly identifiable.

The Award ceremony will take place during the 2018 President’s Event on 15th November 2018 in London, UK.

The prize for both Awards are:

  • A cheque for £500;
  • A certificate;
  • Up to £200 discretionary fund toward attending the 2016 RSA President’s Event (transport costs). 

Webpage: http://www.regionalstudies.org/funding/page/rsa-awards-2018

Links to application forms:

Nathaniel Lichfield Award – Application/ Nomination Form 2018 (MS Word)

RSA PhD Student Award – Application/ Nomination Form 2018  (MS Word)

RSA Routledge Early Career Award – Application/ Nomination Form 2018 (MS Word)

Please email any queries to Alex Holmes at alex.holmes@regionalstudies.org

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