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Research Funding & Awards

We have allocated financial resources to support our members and their research, offering a range of funding opportunities to suit different career stages. In offering these grant schemes, we are seeking to raise the profile of regional research and its contribution.

The opportunities below provide members with the chance to apply for financial help to support their work, run networking events, receive awards for excellence, help towards the costs of travel to attend non-RSA events, and present their work to international audiences.

Please click here for the updated prioritised research themes.

We hope that you will have a look through these opportunities – for a summary, please see Funding Flyer 2024.

In case of any questions, please get in touch with Lesa Reynolds.

Funding Opportunities

Awards 2025

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 Recen…
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Awards 2024

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 Recen…
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Awards 2023

In 2023, we continued to celebrate the research and work that has made an original and outstanding contribution to research concerned with the analysis of regions and regional issues. This y…
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Awards 2022

In 2022, we continued to celebrate the research and work that has made an original and outstanding contribution to research concerned with the analysis of regions and regional issues. This y…
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Awards 2021

In 2021, we continued to celebrate the research and work that has made an original and outstanding contribution to research concerned with the analysis of regions and regional issues. Sir Pe…
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Awards 2020

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 …
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Awards 2019

The Awards ceremony took place at the President’s Event on 14th November 2019 in London, UK. Please click here to view the photos. We are proud to announce the 2019 RSA Awards Winners: Sir P…
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Awards 2018

The Association’s guiding mission is to be the world’s leading community of scholars, policy makers and practitioners in regional studies, and to support them in using their work to promote …
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Awards 2017

Please see below the winners of the 2017 RSA Awards: Student and Early Career Awards Nathaniel Lichfield Award – Esma Aksoy, Middle East Technical University, Turkey; Luka Miladinovic,…
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Awards 2016

We are pleased to present the RSA Awards Winners 2016: Nathaniel Lichfield Award David Kingman Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, UK ‘How is the Planning System Addressing the Shortage of Sch…
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Awards 2015

For articles published in 2014: Best Referees for Regional Studies Lisa de Propris (University of Birmingham, UK) Robert Hassink (University of Kiel, Germany) Elvira Uyarra (University of Ma…
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Awards 2014

Best Book Award 2014 Voted for by the Regional Studies Association membership from a list of titles published in 2013: Dr Tassilo Herrschel, University of Westminster, UK Book title: Cities,…
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Awards 2013

Best Book Award 2013 Voted for by the Regional Studies Association membership from a list of titles published in 2012: Professor Nicola Bellini, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy Professor M…
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Awards 2012

Best Referees Regional Studies 2012 Voted for by the editors of Regional Studies. Eckhardt Bode, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany Joaquin Azagra Caro, Institute of Management of…
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Awards 2011

Introduced to celebrate excellence, our winners for the 2011 RSA Awards are: Routledge RSA Award for Early Career Excellence 2011 This year, the jury decided to award the prize to two candid…
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Awards 2010

Introduced to celebrate excellence, our winners for the 2010 RSA Awards are: Sir Peter Hall Award 2010 (Formerly known as the Contribution to the Field Award) Name: Professor John Bachtler I…
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