Our diverse range of membership benefits includes publications, funding opportunities and awards, open networks and collaborations, an expert register, reduced members’ rates for events, conferences and publications.

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If you are interested in regional studies and regional sciences and you are not a full-time student, early career researcher (within 5 years of the date on PhD certificate or equivalent) or a corporate representative, you can join as an Individual member.

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Early Career

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).

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The Association welcomes students as members. The RSA offers a platform for presenting your work to an international audience and opportunities to network with senior researchers and experts.

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Corporate membership is for organisations which are actively involved in regional development, research and policies. It is for managing authorities, university departments, institutes, think tanks, consultancies and the like.

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Retired / Emeritus

Retired/Emeritus membership is for members who have retired from full-time work.

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