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People Categories: Travel Grant

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Dorine Boumans

The travel award from the Regional Studies Association covered the travel expenses for attending the 7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union, 5-7 June 2014, The Hague, the Netherlands, organised by Leiden University.  The bi-annual conference of the Standing Group on the European Union of European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is, especially in light […]

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Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

mi306@cam.ac.uk The conference has been a success, contributing greatly to my professional development. During the five days of the conference, I had the opportunity to not only present my work and get feedback and questions on it, but also to be exposed to the latest research in my areas of interest, explore possible opportunities for […]

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Beatrix Haselsberger

Beatrix.Haselsberger@tuwien.ac.at With the support of the RSA Travel Grant I was able to attend the 2013 Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) Annual Conference – which was held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) in Denver (Colorado). From April 10 to April 13 the topic of “Borders, Transnationalism and […]

Agnieszka Chidlow

Thanks to the RSA travel grant and the support from my home institution I was able to attend the Academy of International Business  (AIB) 2013 meeting this year, the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. The academy was established in 1959 and has over 3000 members in 87 different […]

Bulent Acma

I was attending and presenting a paper at International Academic Conference In Buenos Aires, Argentina in February 3-6, 2013. It was a big opportunity to give a speech about Regional Innovative Knowledge Society as RSA Ambassador. There were many topics related to social sciences. I think that it was a big experience to meet and take part […]

Christopher Huggins

The Council for European Studies (CES) held their annual conference in Amsterdam between 25 and 27 June 2013. This year’s conference was the CES’s largest ever, attracting over 1,000 participants representing universities from across the world. The conference was organized under the broad theme of ‘Crisis and Contingency: States of (In)stability’. From a regional studies […]

Julie Tian Miao

The Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting this year was held in the sunny city of Los Angeles, South California. Within five days from 9th to 13th  April, over 6,000 splendid activities were put on stage, ranging from presentations, poster shows, workshops, lectures, and field trips. Attendants would always find something that suits their special […]

Neil Lee

Innovation isn’t a goal in itself, but a means to growth, welfare and employment. Yet the distribution of the gains from innovation, and their how these are manifest spatially, are less often considered. Who gains from innovation, why and where? To consider these questions, Columbia University’s Technological Change Lab – led by Professor Smita Srinivas – held a […]

José Antonio Borello

I was very glad to receive a Regional Studies Association Travel Award to present a paper at the XVIIth Annual Meeting of a network of researchers and practitioners from the Southern Common Market interested in SMSEs (XVIIª Reunión Anual de la Red PyMEs Mercosur). The conference took place at the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de Sao […]

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Chung-shing Chan

ccs_johnson@cuhk.edu.hk Summary of presentation: I made an oral presentation at the session on 2 November. There were 3 speaker sin this session and about 10 audience attending this session. After my presentation, there was an interactive and productive discussion. Sessions attended: I attended the following sessions or events of the conference: Welcome coffee reception and […]

Sabine Dörry

The role of the state in building sustainable financial centres: comparing London, Luxembourg and Singapore This research aims at systematising, conceptualising, and better comprehending the State and its role(s) as a key actor in building the financial centre of the future. Two factors inform this research project: 1) International financial centres (IFCs) as key ‘production […]

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Tony Flegg

tony.flegg@uwe.ac.uk This conference was organized by the International Input-Output Association (IIOA).  It was attended by nearly 300 researchers in the field of input-output analysis from almost 50 countries. The conference was organized into plenary sessions and specialist parallel sessions, typically with eight sessions taking place simultaneously, covering theoretical and applied aspects of input-output analysis.  The […]

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Daniela Strube

daniela.strube@uni-mainz.de The International Autumn School in Spatial Econometrics took place in Toledo, Spain, from 22nd to 24th September 2011. It indeed attracted a very international audience with participants coming from more than 15 countries. Eights leading professors in the field including Professor Anil Bera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Professor Jean Paelinck, George Mason […]

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Julie Porter

PorterJ2@cf.ac.u 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 […]

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Johanna Vogel

johanna.vogel@economics.ox.ac.uk 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. […]

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Cristina Isabel Ibarra Armenta

1009515i@student.gla.ac.uk 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 […]

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Sangwoo Shin

ss410@sussex.ac.uk 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 […]

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Jeffrey Walker

jwalk@vt.edu 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 […]

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Nikolaos Thomopoulos

tranth@leeds.ac.uk 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 […]

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Lena Mäusezahl

lena_maeuse@gmx.de 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. […]

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Xuefeng Wang

x.f.wang@ncl.ac.uk 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 […]

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Dessy Irawati

d.irawati@ncl.ac.uk 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 […]

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John Brian Parr

J.B.Parr@socsci.gla.ac.uk 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 […]

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Joanie Willett

Jmaw202@exeter.ac.uk 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 […]

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