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 that applicants may apply for membership at the same time as applying for the grant).
The RSA Early Career Grant (EC) is provided to support a discrete piece of regional studies and/or regional science research.
The value of the grant is up to £10,000 (c. $12,700; c. €11,200). The grant has a maximum time span of 18 months and reporting conditions apply. The full Terms and Conditions governing the grant are available in the EC Handbook. Instructions and link for applications can be found at the bottom of this page.
To see about our grant holder research projects and to watch their videos explaining their research, please click on the Previous and Current Grant Holders grant holder names on the lower left of this page.
Jacopo Canello is the 2019 EC grant holder. In the video below, he shares his top tips for grant applications.
2019 EC Grant winner Maria Tsouri shares her tips below:
RSA Early Career Grant holder Davide Luca shares his top tips for applying for grants:
RSA Early Career Grant holder I-Chun Catherine Chang shares her top tips for grant applications:
RSA Early Career Grant holder Iris Wanzenböck shares her top tips for grant applications below:
Application Deadline (Expression of Interest): 15th September 2021
A two stage application process is used for the RSA Research Grant Schemes. In the first round, applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest. The Expression of Interest should submitted via the form – please click on the button below to apply. Shortlisted applicants from this first round will then be asked to submit a full proposal. The Expression of Interest should include the following (see details in the handbook):
- Applicant information details (Name, RSA membership number, Telephone number and Email)
- Name of Higher Education Institution (HEI)
- Title of the research project
- Timings of the research
- Details of research and the advances it is hoped to make
- Brief overview of costs and budget
If you have any questions or need any help with the submission form, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org