RSA Research Network Grant Scheme

In 1985, the RSA Board agreed to introduce Research Networks (formerly referred to as Working Groups) to the Association's activity portfolio. A list of current and previous Research Networks is available below. In 2015, the Association introduced an increased Research Network funding scheme which is part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Association. As part of this Research Network Scheme, up to three Research Networks will be awarded based on quality and funded with up to £10,000.

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 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. 

The Research Network must be organised and managed by RSA members. All organisers must be and remain members of the Association throughout the entire duration of the Research Network. They should come from different countries and can be from any membership category. The Association will consider Research Networks proposed by students and early career researchers as well as those in the other categories of membership.

The full Terms and Conditions governing these increased Research Networks’ grants are available in the Research Network Handbook.

Forthcoming application deadline: 30th September 2018

If you have any queries, please consult the 2015-2016 Handbook or contact

Please send your applications to

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