Early Career membership

The Early Career rate is for those who have been awarded a PhD within five years (or eight years, in case of documented significant career interruption for: maternity or parental leave; career’s responsibility; illness; National Service; or non-research employment but no additional time allowance will be made for part-time employment). PhD award date is taken to mean the date of the award by the University – usually the date on the PhD certificate a copy of which may be requested. The Association welcomes ECR members and offers a variety of support and benefits to develop their careers, networks, research, and influence.

See what our members are saying:

As an Early Career member of the RSA, I have had the opportunity to connect with high-level policy-makers and academics and to network with colleagues from around the world. The RSA’s conferences have also provided me with a friendly environment to present my research results and to receive some useful feedback on my work. Overall, the RSA events have allowed me to join a strong community of like-minded researchers and practitioners.

Dr. Pedro Marques, Cardiff University, UK

You can join the RSA by registering here (this link will take you to a different website)

Become a member and benefit from:

Networking and Community 

Opportunities & Professional Development


RSA members have also online access to the following 16 subject related journals:

Funding opportunities


Membership fee

Membership fees per band (12 months). Prices when joining in 2018 are as follows:
Click here, to find the territorial Band for your country of residence. BAND A BAND B BAND C BAND D
Early Career membership £80 £60 £42 £22

Our membership is based on a rolling basis and is open to all. Renewing members are eligible for a 10% discounted rate. Online payments by credit or debit cards are made in Sterling but if you would prefer to join over the phone or have any membership queries please contact us on +44 (0)1273 698 017 or e-mail membership@regionalstudies.org.

You can join the RSA by registering here (this link will take you to a different website).


Country Bands: Please select the country/Band you are currently living in. 

Andorra; Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Bahrain; Belgium; Bermuda; Brunei; Darussalam; Canada; Cyprus; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Hong Kong, SAR, China; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Korea, Rep.; Kuwait; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Macao, SAR, China; Malta; The Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Trinidad & Tobago; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States

Antigua & Barbuda; Argentina; Barbados; Chile; Costa Rica; Croatia; Czech Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Estonia; Greece ; Hungary; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Lithuania; Oman; Palau; Panama; Poland; Portugal; Seychelles; Slovakia; St. Kitts & Nevis; Uruguay; Venezuela

Azerbaijan; Belarus; Botswana; Brazil; Bulgaria; China; Colombia; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Gabon; Grenada; Iran, Islamic Reb.; Jamaica; Lebanon; Malaysia; Maldives; Mauritius; Mexico; Montenegro; Peru; Romania; Russia; Serbia; St. Lucia; Suriname; South Africa; Thailand; Turkey; Turkmenistan            

Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Armenia; Bangladesh; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo, Dem. Rep.; Congo, Rep.; Cote d’Ivoire; Egypt, Arab Rep.; El Salvador; Ethiopia; Fiji; Georgia; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Jordan; Kenya; Kiribati; Kosovo; Kyrgyz Republic; Liberia; Libya; Macedonia, FYR; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Pakistan; Paraguay; Philippines; Rwanda; Samoa; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Somalia ; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Swaziland; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tonga; Tunisia; Uganda; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; West Bank & Gaza; Zambia; Zimbabwe

If your country/territory is not listed, please call us on  +44 (0)1273 698 017 or email membership@regionalstudies.org and we will give you a quote. Please note: Data for China does not include Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Macao, unless otherwise noted.

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