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Image - RSA Default Logo The travel award I received from the RSA was used to partially fund my attendance at the recent American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in New York City held from February 24-28, 2012.   This was my first time presenting at the event and while somewhat overwhelming in size and scope, I feel that it […]

Image - RSA Default Logo I was awarded an RSA travel grant to attend the 9th World Congress of the RSAI (Regional Science Association International), which took place in Timisoara, Romania, from 9 to 12 May 2012. The RSAI is the world organisation for regional scientists from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from urban planning and geography to economics. […]

Image - RSA Default Logo I used the money of the award to pay my assistance to the ERSA summer school. I must say that it was a really great experience in every sense, although it was extremely hard. We had lectures during the morning and seminars during the afternoon, so our schedule was from 9:15 am to 7:15 […]

Image - RSA Default Logo I came to DIMETIC in Pecs, Hungary from 5th to 16th July 2010 because of my interest in regional innovation system.  DIMETIC is three different doctoral schools. The goal of DIMETIC summer school is to offer younger researchers a specific training in the new developments of the DIME, Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in […]

Image - RSA Default Logo This year’s workshop, attended by 24 planning doctoral students representative of urban and regional planning programs affiliated with 18 universities in 12 states and two countries, was hosted by the Georgia Tech University School of City and Regional Planning. An RSA Travel Award made it possible for me to attend. The aims of the annual […]

Image - RSA Default Logo Through the RSA Travel Award sponsorship I was able to attend the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) summer school in Vienna, organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF). This training event for young researchers belongs to a series of such events organised around Europe under the auspices of ESF. This particular event […]

Image - RSA Default Logo As a result of the award I could take part in the conference ‘Regeneration through sustainable development – exploring new ideas and sharing best practice’ hosted by Kirklees Council the 25th of November 2010 in Huddersfield (UK). The conference aimed to inspire and stimulate discussion about leading regeneration practices in the UK and Europe. […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The Annual International Conference of Royal Geography Society with Institute of British Geography in Manchester this year was titled “Geography, Knowledge and Society”. The Conference was very well organised. There were 247 sessions and more than 1000 papers were presented during the three days conference. It was very successful with over 1000 attendees from […]

Image - RSA Default Logo I was delighted to be accepted for ECEI 2009 the 4th European Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Antwerp University.   It is a great opportunity to present my thesis work and also get feedback from senior scholars in my field. It was a good conference, as some senior scholars and practitioners have presented their latest work […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The 21st Meeting of the Pacific Regional Science Conference (PRSCO) was held at Broadbeach, Queensland in Australia over the period 19-21 July 2009.  This conference series, which is one of three supra-national events organized by the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), takes place every second year, and is primarily attended by RSAI members belonging […]

The European Society of Rural Sociology encompasses rural development with studies of society in rural areas. This was of enormous interest to me as I am researching economic development in a peripheral rural part of the UK (Cornwall), from a perspective that could be described as political sociology. There were other things too that excited […]

Image - RSA Default Logo The RSA travel award has supported a 5 day field trip to Naples (23-29 February 2009) to investigate a series of new underground stations that have been linked up with a new public art programme. The case of Naples offers an interesting example of how stations could be reconceptualised as places rather than just transport nodes. […]

Pedro Amaral

I have applied to the Travel Award to attend the II World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association in New York in November/08. I was very happily surprised with the easiness and how fast it was to apply. The Travel Award was very helpful since I am a Brazilian graduate student and the costs to […]

The travel award given to me by the RSA allowed me to attend an exciting conference in Washington DC, organised by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. I was able to present my work to an audience of Planners, Geographers, and Regional Scientists, and listen to their useful comments. It also allowed me to […]

“The spatial integration of climate change adaptation governance in the UK: the efficacy of a (city-) regional politics?” The RSA funding enabled me to develop research in broader areas relating to climate governance. Another important impact from the RSA EC grant is that it enabled the successful securing of other grant applications. The RSA grant […]

“BRICs and Region Building in Africa: The Nacala Logistics Corridor” The engagement of the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – in Africa is an issue of the upmost topicality and world economic and political concern. A new wave of foreign investment is leading to mining and natural resource development, infrastructure projects, […]

Research Title: Suburbanization and the Changing Geographic Scale of Spatial Segregation in Mexico After reform and expansion of the country’s housing finance system in the early 1990s, Mexican cities have expanded at a rapid rate through the construction of large-scale suburban housing developments. One important feature of the housing system is the dominance of the […]

Research Title: Financial Crisis, Regional Policy and the Construction of Territory: the Case of the Spanish Regions Listen to Paula Portas sharing her tips on how to write a successful application for the Early Career Grant Scheme: (English) – (Spanish) –  The financial saga leading to the demise of savings banks since 2009 […]

Research Title: Skills, Regions, and Entrepreneurship Dr Haifeng Qian talks about how being a Regional Studies Association Early Career Grant holder helped his career – The focus of this research is on regional factors that are associated with entrepreneurship, with a particular emphasis on the role of geographically bounded skills. A recent U.S. Department […]

Research Title: Entrepreneurship and Technological Change: Understanding Entrepreneurial Usage of the Internet, Social Media and Virtual Reality Technologies Listen to Dr Elizabeth Mack sharing her experience with the RSA Early Career Grant:  

Research Title: Understanding U.S. college graduate migration This research considers the migration patterns of college graduates from a large, U.S. state-supported institution. If high levels of human capital can contribute to regional economic growth, knowing what motivates graduates to choose a post-graduation location can help regions develop strategies to attract them.  This study also fills […]

Research Title: International Knowledge Flows and Spillovers and the Evolution of National Technology Trajectories We are very pleased to announce that Dr Dieter F. Kogler, School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland – a previous RSA Early Career Grant holder – has been awarded major European Research Council Funding. Following the award […]

Research Title: In what sense a new non-state space: the case of the Atlantic Gateway city-region The overall aim of this research is to use the Atlantic Gateway as a unique lens through which to address current gaps in our knowledge of city-regions, in particular around how they are constructed politically. Officially launched in March […]

Research Title: The Geographic Location and Mobility of Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the US I have compiled the descriptive statistics for all 283 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States for 2000 and 2011 including number of immigrant entrepreneurs, as well as by their racial/ethnic status, industrial sectors, and educational levels. Comparable statistics for the native-born […]

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