Networking and Community
- Reach a global audience of academics, policymakers and practitioners at RSA conferences and via our publications.
- International territorial networks: extend your networks via the RSA’s international divisions, country sections and UK-sub national branches.
- Search our expert register, available through our members’ lounge.
- Join the RSA email network to receive the monthly E-Bulletin: All entries are moderated.
- Publish on or stay updated with the RSA blog.
- Annual president’s event (high profile networking and awards dinner) – free to attend for members.
- Apply for research funding.
- Up to £7,500 for a Fellowship Research grant.
- Up to £10,000 of renewable research network funding to bring people together to discuss key questions in your area of interest.
- Up to £15,000 for a Policy Expo grant.
- Apply for conference bursaries taking the form of a free conference place at RSA conferences.
- Apply for a Travel Grant, which offers up to £500 towards travel costs.
- Annual subscription of ‘Regional Studies’ (both print and online).
- Annual subscription of ‘Spatial Economic Analysis’ (both print and online).
- Annual subscription of ‘Territory, Politics, Governance’ (both print and online).
- Access to ‘Regional Studies, Regional Science’ (Open access journal, online).
- Annual subscription of ‘Area Development and Policy’ (both print and online).
- Regions eZine, the Association’s magazine (online only).
- Access to 19 subject-related e-journals
Opportunities & Development
- Present your work and network at our open and friendly conferences.
- Get actively involved with your Association – we welcome pro-active membership – to shape the field and support innovation.
- Win one of a number of prizes awarded each year by the Association and take part in some of the judging.
- Nominate a candidate for the Annual RSA awards.
- Use of the post-nominal MeRSA or FeRSA following your family name.
- Apply to become an RSA Ambassador or Territorial Chair.
- Obtain discounted rates to RSA conferences.
- Reduced article processing charge (APC) when publishing in the open access journal ‘Regional Studies, Regional Science’.
- 30% discount on books and e-books in the association’s ‘Regions and Cities’ series.
- 30% discount on all subject related Taylor and Francis books including Routledge.
- 30% discount on all subject related Edward Elgar Publications books.
- 35% discount on selected subject related Wiley books.
- 35% discount on all books from ‘Policy Press’ at the University of Bristol.
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