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Funding Categories: Grants

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Grant Application Tips

Applying for research grants can be difficult and stressful, but fortunately some of our researchers have offered some of their words of wisdom in the videos below.

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Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry Small Grant Scheme Application

Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry

The Regional Studies Association (RSA) is committed to supporting the global community in researching and disseminating evidence on how regions, cities and industry are addressing the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This Small Grant Scheme has been launched to support our community in this work. The money to fund this scheme has been repurposed from […]

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EWRC University Sessions Application

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Fellowship Research Grant Scheme Application

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Membership Research Grant Scheme Application

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Early Career Grant Scheme Application

Conference Bursaries

Apply for conference bursaries taking the form of a reduced conference fee or fee waiver* for the RSA Annual conference. Applicants need to be RSA members and precedence may be given to new researchers or those from countries with recognised funding difficulties. For more information on availability and procedures, please contact the Conference Managers. *Depending […]

Travel Grant

Apply for up to £500 (c. $630; c. €560) funding towards your travel costs (transport only) to attend a non-RSA event. This grant is a fantastic opportunity to help you towards your travel costs to present your work, network and participate at world wide non RSA events within the field. You must be a member of the RSA when […]

Research Network Grant Scheme

In 1985, the RSA Board agreed to introduce Research Networks (formerly referred to as Working Groups) to our activity portfolio. In 2015, the Research Network funding award was increased as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Association. The maximum funding for Research Network is: £10,000 (c. $12,700; c. €11,200) for newly established networks; £7,500 (c. $9,500; c. €8,400) […]

RSA Fellowship Research Grant Scheme (FeRSA)

The RSA Fellowship Research Grants (FeRSA) are provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The value of the award is up to £7,500 (c. $9,500; c. €8,400). The award has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply. The full terms, application guidelines and conditions governing the grant are available […]

Membership Research Grant Scheme (MeRSA)

This grant aims to reward excellence and support outstanding individual researchers on a topic related to regional studies and regional science.  It is intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published in the field of regional studies and/or regional science and who are currently individual members of the RSA.  The value of the award is up […]

Early Career Grant Scheme

This award is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on theirPhD certificate and the application deadline). Applicants must be based within an eligible higher education institution and must be a current, early career member of the RSA and throughout the duration of the grant (please note […]

Policy Expo Grant Scheme

In 2017, we have launched a new policy research initiative worth £15,000 (c. $19,000; c. €16,800) to successful teams aiming to connect their work  and wider communities to societal questions and policy needs. Expos will normally run for no more than 18 months from commissioning to the submission of the book and RSRS article for review. The Association seeks […]

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