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Share your top tips for a successful grant application

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Applying for a research grant is time consuming and sometimes frustrating. With application deadlines looming, we are calling the Regional Studies Community to share your top tips for a successful application. Please send us a short video (no longer than 2 minutes) recorded on your phone with your top tips for a successful grant application. […]

RSA Grant Scheme Response to Covid-19

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The RSA recognizes that grant holders on all our research schemes may need to change their schedule and dissemination plan and to move to online meetings and virtual activities. Because our primary concern is for the health and wellbeing of our community, through this statement, we are updating the grant guidelines for our funding (Research […]

Call for RSA Award nominations is now extended

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Within these unprecedented times, we feel that it is important to remember to celebrate the research and work that has been carried out in regional studies and its related fields, including urban and rural studies, city-regions and interstitial spaces. Thus we have decided to extend the deadline for nominations until 21st May 2020. Nominations (both self-nominations […]

Update on the 2020 RSA Funding

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The application deadline for the RSA Travel grant and RSA Research Network grant schemes have been postponed to 2021. Due to the current circumstances, we have decided to use these funds to launch a special grant scheme Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions & Industry to support the global community in researching and disseminating […]

Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts

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The RSA Research Network on Politics of Displacement, Identity and Urban Citizenship in Migratory Contexts organised an event: Participatory Action Research and Ethnographic Theatre: I Am Rohingya: Staging a Genocide, a presentation by Yusuf Zine held on March 10, 2020 in Toronto, Canada. Organisers: Hulya Arik is an assistant professor at the Human Geography at […]

FeRSA Winners 2019: Elvira Uyarra and Helen Lawton Smith

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our Fellowship Research Grant Scheme (FeRSA) and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Elvira Uyarra, University of Manchester, UK Constructing markets for new path development. The role of the state.  The aim of this project is to understand the role […]

International and Internal Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe

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16TH – 17TH JANUARY – 2020, GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE, ITALY Proceedings The proceedings are based on the presentations, discussions and keynote speakers’ lectures that took place in the workshop on International and Internal Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe that was organized by Gran Sasso Science Institute, (GSSI) in Italy and was funded by […]

Welcome to our new Board member - Phil Tomlinson

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We are delighted to introduce our new member of the Board, Phil Tomlinson, who is the new Editor of the RSA Policy Impact books. Phil Tomlinson is a Professor of Industrial Strategy in the School of Management, at the University of Bath. He has published over 60 articles in leading academic journals, books and book […]

Welcome to our new Student and Early Career Board members

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We are delighted to introduce our two new Board members, Frances and Vanessa. Frances Brill is our new Early Career Board representative.  She is a post-doc researcher on the ‘What is Governed in Cities’ project, based at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. Her current research focuses on the governance of residential real estate investment […]

Early Career Grant Winners 2019: Davide Luca, Maria Tsouri and Jacopo Canello

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our Early Career Grant Scheme 2019 and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Davide Luca, University of Cambridge, UK Does organised crime distort the market for low-carbon energy production? Geographical evidence from Italy. The transition to low-carbon energy sources is […]

MeRSA Winners 2019: Carolina Castaldi, Vassilis Tselios and Adriana Mihaela Soaita

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our Membership Research Grant Scheme (MeRSA) 2019 and we are looking forward to working with them. Please read more about their projects below. Carolina Castaldi, Utrecht University, Netherlands Soft innovation? Towards new narratives on regional capabilities and policies The overall aim of the project is to investigate how […]

RSA Opportunities and Support for Students and Early Career Researchers

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We are committed to supporting students and early career researchers and below are some of the many initiatives that we offer to develop students and early career researchers’ careers, influence and research. 2020 RSA Annual Conference; Transformations: Relational Spaces, beyond Urban and Rural; Ljubljana, Slovenia; 17 – 20 June 2020. This four-day conference brings together academics […]

2020 RSA Awards Nominations - Call Now Open

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Nominations (both self-nominations and third-party nominations) of current members are being sought for the following awards in regional studies and related fields: Nathaniel Lichfield Award – this award is for recent Masters graduate who has graduated within the previous year; RSA PhD Student Award – this award is for registered PhD students who have not yet received […]

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Apply now : Early Career Grant Scheme

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RSA Early Career Grant Scheme This award is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the 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. This grant aims to […]

Launch of the RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR)

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Organisers Dr. Jean-Paul Addie, Urban Studies Institute, Georgia State University (USA) Dr. Michael Glass, Urban Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh (USA) Dr. Jen Nelles, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, Hunter College, City University of New York (USA) Details The RSA Research Network on Infrastructural Regionalisms (NOIR) engages research at the intersection of infrastructure and regional studies. By […]

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Apply for the RSA Early Career Grant Scheme

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RSA Early Career Grant Scheme This award is open to individual applicants in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on the 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. This grant aims to […]

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MeRSA & FeRSA deadlines are approaching

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The RSA Fellows you are eligible to apply for the RSA Fellowship Research Grant Scheme (FeRSA). The FeRSA Grant was introduced to support the research of established researchers and long-term RSA members. This grant aim to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research. The value of the grant is up to […]

Application Process for our Research Network Grant Scheme is now open

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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) […]

Policy Expo 2018: HEIs in Regional Development

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The RSA is delighted to announce that the new Policy Expo: Putting Universities in their Place – An Evidence Based Approach to Understanding the Contribution of Higher Education to Local and Regional Development Expo organisers: Mark Tewdwr-Jones and Louise Kempton, Newcastle University, UK Paul Vallance, Sheffield University, UK Maria Conceição Rego, Evora University, Portugal Lucir […]

Policy Expo 2018: China’s Belt and Road Initiative

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On the behalf of the RSA community we would like to warmly congratulate to the Policy Expo 2018 winner: China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Better Policies for Alleviating Risks and Enhancing Opportunities Organisers: Xiangming Chen, Trinity College, USA Xue Li, Fudan University, Shanghai, China Julie Tian Miao, University of Melbourne, Australia Through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), […]

Policy Expo 2017: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0

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On the behalf of the RSA community we would like to warmly congratulate to the Policy Expo 2017 winner: Smart Specialisation and Industry 4.0: Upgrading Regional Capabilities for a Balanced Industrial Development and Growth Through Networks.

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Regional governance and institutional learning processes and their impact on regional labour markets’ resilience to shocks of refugee immigration: Four case studies in Sweden and Germany

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Introduction This research is financially supported by an MERSA research grant. It investigates linkages between the current programs and activities to foster the integration of refugee immigrants primarily from Syria into labour markets and the experiences in the two countries with refugees from Bosnia after 1992. The basic research questions refer to the relevance of […]

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Towards Cohesion Policy 4.0: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth

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New RSA Europe Publication: NEW IDEAS FOR POST-2020 COHESION POLICY: STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH

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