RSA Policy Expo Grant Scheme

The Association has launched a new 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 Association seeks a leading and impactful role for its community, to inform and influence policy and practice in creative and ambitious ways.The aim is to support Expos addressing issues that are important, current and having an impact on society. These Expos will investigate how the communities of regional studies, regional science, urban studies and related fields can respond to new societal challenges and opportunities. 

This new initiative is called an “Expo” taking the word’s meaning of a “comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory”. The RSA provides funding for up to three Expos on topics related to the priority areas set out in the RSA Development Plan 2015 – 2020. Expos will normally run for no more than 18 months from commissioning to the submission of the book and RSRS article for review.

The two key deliverables from each Expo are:

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

The application process for the 2018 Policy Expo grant is now closed.

Please send your applications and queries to 

Related documents

Current Policy Expos

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